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Jenna joined WQAD in August, 2012.

Born and raised in Springfield, she received a Bachelors in Radio/Television at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.
While at SIUC, she was actively involved in their live student-produced television newscast which aired on the PBS affiliate.
She then continued her education and got her Master’s in Public Affairs Reporting at University of Illinois Springfield.

Outside of reporting Jenna likes to hang out with family and friends, read, travel, and cook.

Jenna looks forward keeping you informed, meeting the community and telling their stories. She is excited to be in the Quad Cities and would love to hear from anyone with a good story to tell.


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    Rock Island approves another extension for Walmart development

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Plans to bring a Walmart to Rock Island have been in the works since 2012.  The City Council has just approved another extension. The company now says it needs more time to review the site’s environmental history to make sure everything is fine before they move on. The store is supposed to go in the former Watchtower Plaza located off of 11th Street, but Mayor Dennis Pauley says an old tank was dug up from a […]

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    RAGBRAI is a family tradition for Moline father and sons

    MOLINE, Illinois – A father and his two sons are keeping the family tradition alive by riding in RAGBRAI every year. However the ride is about more than just father-son time, it’s actually helping one of his son’s overcome daily struggles. Richard Clark introduced riding to his two sons Aaron and Zachary when they were one. “Their whole lives they`ve been riding,” said Richard. RAGBRAI is seven-day ride that takes bicyclists along the Mississippi River in Iowa. “The route is […]

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    Businesses catching customers with Pokemon Go

    MOLINE, Illinois – The Pokemon Go craze continues. The mobile game has exceeded nearly 8 billion downloads in five days and now it’s having an added benefit to businesses here in the Quad Cities. Everywhere you look you can people glued to their phones. It’s part of the newest craze called Pokemon Go. “Its like different from playing like on a console and just sitting somewhere,” said Kallynn Hann, who plays the game. The app makes people walk around to […]

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    Assumption student beats all odds

    DAVENPORT, IOWA – It was a home run like any other at tonight’s River Bandits game, but it wasn’t by a baseball player. Instead it was by an Assumption high school student. 16-year-old Kale Hyder has learned not to take anything for granted. “They can be taken away from you very quickly,” said Kale. June 2015, those words couldn’t have been more true for him. What started out as stiffness quickly turned for the worse. “I had gone from standing, […]

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    Family and friends send off Iowa Soldiers

    Family members and friends said their goodbyes to local soldiers as they're getting ready to deploy overseas.

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    Bettendorf neighbors desperate for help with flooding problem

    Bettendorf neighbors want help from the city after heavy rain caused flooding in the backyards and damaged their property.

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    Illinois has one day left to take action on budget before fiscal year ends

    Despite high hope, still no action taken on Illinois budget.

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    Residents frustrated over recent acts of violence

    DAVENPORT, Iowa –  It’s not just the violence concerning some in the community, but that it seems to involve young people in the community.  One community group thinks more needs to be done to reach out to teens. It was an honest discussion about a sad reality, “We`ll be standing over a short casket of a young lady cut down in the blossom of her life,” said Reverend Dwight Ford. The concerns come after recent violence involving young people. A […]

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    Quad Cities Bicyclists riding to show support for Kalamazoo victims

    MOLINE, Illinois – A deadly incident is hitting close to home for the Quad Cities Bicycle Club. Members say there’s always a risk when they hit the roads, but it’s not stopping them from doing what they love. The group is reaching out to help the victim’s in Michigan. Earlier this month, a driver crashed into nine bicyclists, killing five of them and seriously injuring four. The driver was under the influence of a controlled substance. The Quad Cities Bicyclists […]

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    Sneak peak inside the new Isle of Capri Casino

    BETTENDORF, Iowa – For the second time in two weeks, a new casino is opening in the Quad Cities. Just 223 feet is how far people will have to go to check out the new Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Bettendorf. “Putting it in the heart of the property between the two hotels with the restaurants right next door so convenient,” said Nancy Ballenger, Vice President and General Manager at the Isle. While people can expect to see […]

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    Cordova residents upset after decorations removed from grave sites

    CORDOVA, Illinois – Some Rock Island County residents say graves at a small rural cemetery were desecrated and not by vandals. What appears to be misunderstanding cuts deep for some families. Larry Molitor looks at his son Lawrence’s grave. “This is our 16-year-old son,” said Molitor. While it’s not a visit he wants to make, this trip is especially hard. All the decorations at his son’s grave at Cordova Township Cemetery were gone. The township has a policy, throughout the […]

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    Community helps raise money for well-known Moline man

    MOLINE, Illinois – He’s been a familiar face in the Quad City community for years and now the community is showing their thanks. Dexter Johnson is a well-known Moline local and superfan for Moline High School sports. He’s attended all their games. Dexter, who mows lawns as a hobby recently lost his mower. It fell out of his truck and when he went back to look for it, it was gone. So his neighbor, TC Christopher started a GoFundMe page […]