Jenna Lee joined WTOL Your Morning and FOX Toledo Daybreak as anchor and reporter in May of 2012.
Prior to moving to northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, she worked as morning producer and anchor for KIMT News 3 in Mason City, Iowa.
In 2011, Jenna won an Emmy from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy in the "Best Morning Newscast" category, for which she produced and anchored. This particular chapter covers telecasts from Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
A year earlier, Jenna became the winner of the Iowa Broadcast News Association's "Excellence in Anchoring" award, beating out industry veterans statewide.
Her hometown roots stem from Jim Falls, Wisconsin. It was there that Jenna found her passion for journalism; alongside her parents, older sister and brother, they shared the supper table with the local and national news. Her interest in news piqued further when she became anchor and reporter for the Chippewa Falls High School weekly news broadcast called, "Chi-Hi Happenings" and later Chief Editor of the school newspaper, "The Commentator."
Upon graduation, Jenna moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul to work for Clear Channel Communications as a Marketing/Promotions intern for K102 country radio.
In 2005, Jenna began her college career at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
While attending SCSU, Jenna supplemented her academic studies by serving as Assistant News Director for KVSC-FM radio. She also practiced her journalism skills as reporter, anchor and producer at UTVS Channel 21, Saint Cloud's only local TV station. In 2007, Jenna co-anchored an Emmy winning newscast, and proudly accepted the award along with her peers in Los Angeles, California at the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences gala.
Jenna also worked for the Society of Professional Journalists' headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jenna's love for country music and news combined in Nashville, Tennessee when she worked as an intern for CMT, Country Music Television.
In 2008, Jenna returned to her home state as a WEAU-TV 13 news intern in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Jenna earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts & Humanities degree, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Saint Cloud State University with a minor in Psychology in 2009.
Aside from TV news, Jenna believes giving back to the community is best served through volunteering. Following Hurricane Katrina, she joined "Hands on Gulf Coast" to help the people of Biloxi, Mississippi rebuild their homes and lives. Closer to home, she supported Saint Cloud area kids through the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program. Today, she works to strengthen the lives of people with severe mental illness through NAMI of Greater Toledo.
Jenna is excited to carry on the tradition of journalism through credible and investigative news reporting for years to come.
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