Jennifer is proud to say she is the newsroom veteran at WKBT. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and fell in love with journalism after a high school job shadow at a local TV station.
She graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in 1997 and started at News 8 shortly after that as a general assignment reporter. Jennifer is on her 11th year anchoring News 8 this morning. She’s also the reporter behind our Emmy award winning 'In Search Of…' series.
In October, 2012, Jennifer made international news when she addressed a viewer e-mail on air that called her a bad role model because of her weight. Her editorial went viral and has motivated students and adults to stand up to bullies and be kinder to one another.
Favorite song? The newsroom teases me that I like anything a tween or teenager loves. (Those Jonas brothers are amazing!) However, my favorite type of music is...showtunes baby!
Favorite book? The Twilight Series. Seriously. Stop laughing.
My best day at News 8 was? The day I went to cover a story and met a new reporter from the competing station who later became my husband.
Favorite way to spend a day off? Sleeping in!
What sports team are you a big fan of? The Chicago White Sox. I grew up watching them with my dad and was able to attend games 1 and 2 of the 2005 World Series when they brought home the championship.
Favorite food? King Crab Legs. Or anything with chocolate.