While the driver died at the scene, Jenny was airlifted to Sarasota hospital, but later succumbed to her injuries.
WBBH-TV paid tribute to the reporter, saying in a statement, “Jenny covered stories that mattered most to our community in Charlotte and Lee counties.
“She has always been diligent in her job and made sure you know how grateful and grateful she is to report in Southwest Florida. “
Jenny began her career in Sioux City, Iowa, where was a weekend anchor and media reporter for KTIV.
Their chief information officer, Keith Bliven, said station workers were “all in shock” after hearing news of the tragic incident.
Keith said, “It’s like a punch. She had a bright future ahead of her, and did great things, and she was going to do great things. “
Jenny had grown up in the Crystal Lake suburb of Chicago and is survived by five other siblings.
WBBH-TV reported, “She idolized Diane Sawyer growing up and loved being with people. ”
This is the second tragic death of a television journalist in recent months after Nina Kapur, 26, was killed after crashing into a Revel scooter.
The CBS2 reporter in New York was a passenger on the scooter when “the operator swerved for an unknown reason” and the two “fell onto the pavement as a result”, which led to Nina’s death, according to an NYPD detective speaking in New York. Times.
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