Ryan Jenkins is a Reporter at WQAD News 8 for Good Morning Quad Cities.
You can watch his reports weekdays at 4:30 a.m., 5:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
He joined the WQAD family as an intern in 2016. Six months after the end of his internship, he joined the team as a part-time editor for the evening newscasts.
He then went on to become the evening digital content producer at News 8 before joining the on-air team.
Jenkins also interned with CBS News in New York, working with teams covering stories such as the 2017 Texas church massacre, the Las Vegas music festival shooting, and hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on CBS This Morning.
Jenkins graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 2018 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication.
During his time in college he covered many stories, both locally and nationally, as editor in chief of the college’s newspaper.
In 2016, he covered the Iowa caucuses as a student journalist, and In 2017, he was on the ground in Washington D.C. reporting during the inauguration of President Donald Trump and covered both the ceremony and the concurrent protests taking place there.
Naturally curious, Jenkins is always excited about helping to tell new stories. If you see him around town, say hi!
Connect with Ryan:
Facebook: WQAD Ryan Jenkins
Twitter and Instagram: @RyanJenkins_TV