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Jenell said she feels like she has the best of both worlds when it comes to a career in journalism. She gets to report three days a week as well as anchor on the weekends.
Jenell caught the journalism bug as a student at Withrow High School. She auditioned for WVOC -- Withrow's Voice of Communication -- and was surprised when she got the gig. Jenell says she was so nervous about leading the school in the pledge of allegiance, she wrote the words down on a piece of paper and had a friend read it to make sure she had it right. Well, Jenell left out two words. She was teased about the error for the next two years of high school, but she learned a valuable lesson from the experience. Make sure the information is accurate before reporting it.
After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Jenell began work as a drive home anchor and reporter for WVUB, a public radio station in Vincennes, Indiana. Jenell gained valuable experience on the job covering the police, fire, court and city and county council meetings. She accepted a job at WTVW in Evansville, Indiana approximately a year later. While at WTVW, Jenell did it all: one-man banding, running tapes during the newscasts, sitting the assignment desk and working as a fill-in producer and anchor. Prior to working at WCPO, Jenell worked at WDTN-TV as a general assignment reporter and associate producer.
Jenell is an award winning journalist. She has earned Emmy and Society of Professional Journalists awards for breaking news. Jenell is also the chapter president for the Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists.
Jenell is the proud mother of her daughter Layla.
2005 - Weekend Anchor - Good Morning Tri-state
2005 - Weekday reporter
2000 - joined WCPO-TV as a reporter
Reporter - WDTN-TV Dayton, Ohio
Reporter/Producer - WTVW-TV Evansville, Indiana
Reporter/Anchor - WVUB radio Vincennes, Indiana
BS - Miami University