Jenna Rae

Jenna Rae


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

  Crisis professionals fear drug overdose deaths are rising due to COVID-19

Decatur city leaders release draft of mask ordinance and guidelines

  Retired Decatur nurse makes masks with a message

  Over 30 Athens nursing home patients, employees test positive for COVID-19

  Defendant in Huntsville foreclosure case says he is Moorish sovereign citizen

  Law enforcement sees record number of pistol permit applications across the Tennessee Valley

  Victims’ family, survivor speak after Danville triple murder suspect’s court appearance

  7 victims identified in Valhermoso Springs shooting

  Morgan County superintendent leaving for Fayetteville City Schools

  Limestone County NAACP offering free COVID-19 testing Thursday

  North Alabama homeowner finds thousands of bees during remodel

  North Alabama woman helps military spouses find career paths

  Huntsville Cap and Gown students receive full academic scholarships

  Huntsville nurse leaves family and job to work in the nation’s COVID-19 hot spot

  Local schools lose funding as sales tax revenue plummets

  Funeral services set for Lawrence County EMA Director

  Local venue planning to feed thousands over the next two months

  ONE YEAR LATER: Moulton businesses continue to suffer while a community works to rebuild

  Patients and doctors say elective surgeries need to reopen

  Business owners prepare for lt. governor’s plan to reopen local shops

  Athens clinic reduces hours after seeing a decrease in patients

  Decatur pastor provides meals for hundreds of families with more to come Saturday

  Decatur Youth Services continues programs virtually during COVID-19

  3 charged with drug trafficking, violating shelter in place order

Disturbance and domestic violence calls county-wide double during coronavirus outbreak

  Local wife collects cleaning supplies for truck drivers unable to stop at public showers

Athens-Limestone Hospital staff prepares and cross-trains for large influx of patients due to COVID-19

  EXCLUSIVE: correction officers voice concerns over lack of protective gear during COVID-19 outbreak

  Alabama foster care system feeling affects from the COVID-19 outbreak

  Planning ahead for Tuesday’s storm chances