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.

Recent Articles
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    SAU students impressed with Clinton at debate

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – St. Ambrose University held a  debate watch party. For most of the students they’re still undecided on who they’ll vote for, but some say the debate has helped them lean more one way than the other. Students we talked to say if they had to pick a winner, they though it Clinton won. They say they liked how Clinton was able to keep her composer while Trump took jabs at her. They also like how she stated […]

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    UI Survey: A fifth of female students reported being raped since enrolling

    A survey of University of Iowa undergraduates found about one in five female students reported being raped since enrolling.

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    Quad City teen with Cerebral Palsy trains for 5k

    A Quad City teen will live out a life-long dream this weekend by participating in the Quad Cities Marathon 5k.

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    Galesburg first graders remember classmate with balloon launch

    The Galesburg community celebrated the life of a first grader who passed away unexpectedly last week.

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    Demolition work begins for former Lodge Hotel

    BETTENDORF, Iowa -The iconic former Lodge Hotel is now being reduced to rubble. Crews started demolishing the hotel in Bettendorf. Mayor Bob Gallagher says it used to serve as a great amenity for the city, but now it’s become a nuisance as several people have trespassed and even vandalized the building. Many people stopped to watch. There were even cars lined up on Spruce Hills, people hoping to catch a glimpse from there. Hilary Milo brought her kids to watch. […]

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    Iowa lawmakers take their concerns to Iowa City VA after Marine’s suicide

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa lawmakers are looking for answers at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, over a Davenport Marine who took his own life. Brand Ketchum’s family says he went to the facility to get treatment and was turned away. Now the Office of the Inspector General is looking into the case. U.S Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley took a tour of the center on Friday and held a press conference after. “It’s really about getting […]

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    Davenport approves $8 million in tax incentives for Urban Campus project

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – A major $50 million dollar project in downtown Davenport is getting some financial help from the city. It’s a project that some are calling the footprint of higher education in downtown Davenport. “This will consolidate the higher education into one facility where currently they’re spread around amongst a couple of facilities,” said alderman Bill Boom. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges plans to transform these two former bank buildings into an urban campus. It will consolidate current classrooms in […]

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    Police search home for evidence in connection to missing Ladd, Illinois woman

    STANDARD, Illinois – Illinois State Police say they are searching a residence in Standard, Illinois for evidence in the investigation of the disappearance of a Ladd, Illinois woman. 62-year-old Deborah Dewey was last seen on August 22nd, 2016 in Spring Valley, Illinois. A week later, on August 29th, her car was found at a truck stop on Illinois Route 47, just north of I-80. Her car was unlocked with her keys and purse inside. Police now say they are searching […]

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    Rock Island Arsenal remembers 9/11 15 years later

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Sunday will be 15 years since the terrorists attacks on the United States. As another year passes, the memory of 9/11 is still fresh in people’s minds. “Today we reflect on the past and remember and pray for the brave victims who have lost their lives,” said Major General, Edward Daley at the Rock Island Arsenal. It was 15 years ago that changed everything. “The terrorists that carry out the vicious 9-11 attacks wanted us to […]

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    Rock Island business reaps the benefits from failed Walmart deal

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Despite Walmart not coming to Rock Island, one business is benefiting from the deal that fell through. More product is going down the assembly line at Hill and Valley Bakery in Rock Island. “We`ve been here about a year in a half. It’s about three times the square footage,” said Doug Davidson, CEO and President of Hill and Valley. The facility used to be located at the former Watch Tower Plaza, but the deal to bring […]

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    Ladd, Illinois man wants answers about his mom’s disappearance

    Dewey has been missing for two weeks.

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    Mussel relocation project falls behind schedule

    Crews have already relocated more than 70,000 mussels and they're only halfway through.