Jenna Rae

Jenna Rae

Reporter

Jenna became part of the WAFF 48 News team in July of 2018. She was born and raised up north in the Windy City, but is ready for the warm weather down here in the Tennessee Valley.

Jenna graduated in May of 2018 from the University of Missouri with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She spent her time throughout college working as a reporter for the NBC Affiliate station in Columbia, Missouri. This past year, Jenna was the Missouri State Capitol reporter and broke stories regarding previous Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ affair, alleged blackmail and controversial campaign finance issues.

Political and investigative topics are stories she looks forward to covering. Jenna loves tackling hard news stories as well, and isn’t afraid of a challenge. She loves interacting with the community and sharing stories that truly matter to her viewers.

Jenna never thought she’d find herself so far away from home, but says everyone in Huntsville has made an amazing effort to make this her new home. While she’s not at work, Jenna enjoys working out, movies, E! shows, coffee shops and anything outdoors.


Recent Articles by Jenna

  60 percent of Limestone County school buses without air conditioning

  EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK: Authorities get contraband out of Morgan County jail

  Morgan County teachers get firsthand training on sensitive topics

  New junior ROTC wing coming to Decatur High

  Decatur mayor talks improvement plan for Highway 67

  Morgan County Schools rolling out new alert system via mobile app

  Cook Museum sees nearly 40,000 visitors since its opening

  Morgan County sheriff playing catch-up on pistol permit mishap

One person shot on Moores Mill Road overnight

  'LAUNCH 2035′: Local officials sign off on regional collaboration

  Morgan County deputies and SROs prepare for active shooter scenarios

  Decatur mayor confirms third-party testing at former 3M landfills

  New technology keeping drugs out of local jails

  Decatur mayor, councilman at odds over 3M landfill testing

  SEEKING DONATIONS: Decatur church helping with Barry disaster relief

  Decatur community remembers beloved sports coach who was murdered

  Hartselle teen battling cystic fibrosis prepares for double lung transplant

CLEAN UP: Local organization helps to get rid of cigarettes in TN River

  FEMA puts TVA and local EMAs to the test

  SPECIAL SESSION: Prison reform likely to spark Gov. Ivey to call in lawmakers

  Morgan County jailers work to incorporate new virtual arraignment system

  Morgan County sees quadrupled increase in heroin arrests

  Polluting for a decade, 3M admits to Tennessee River toxic chemical release

  ATTACK SQUIRREL: North Alabama deputies rescue wild rodent in meth bust

  Decatur police help students seek careers in law enforcement

  Economic impact: Cook Museum sees thousands opening weekend

  '14 days and nights on the water’: Decatur veteran remembers Omaha Beach

Local tech companies donate to new cyber technology magnet school

  Internalizing instinct: Deputies perfecting the use of firearms

  Cook Museum of Natural Science to open Friday