JENNA BOURNE
 Resume EXPERIENCE WJAX/WFOX - Action News Jax Jacksonville, FL July 2015 – Present Investigative Reporter/General Assignment Reporter Won Florida Associated Press Award for Reporter in 2017. Finalist in 2016 and 2015. Investigative series into moving company that was stranding military families across the country without their belongings prompted action from U.S. Senator. Undercover investigation into unlicensed cosmetic procedures caused FL Dept. of Health to make statewide change. Nine-month investigation into inmate’s death revealed local jail uses controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail – three-times more often than a comparable agency. Investigation into local company exposed tax evasion, shady business practices, and accusations of investor fraud. Company's president resigned the day after sweeps piece aired. Lead reporter covering Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s month-long federal fraud trial. Covered 2018 mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing video game tournament. Writes and records daily radio hits for News 104.5 WOKV. WSPA - 7 On Your Side Greenville, SC July 2013 – July 2015 Greenville Bureau Chief/General Assignment Reporter Six-month investigation into how the state was unknowingly licensing sex offenders to be chiropractors and residential plumbers. Reporting led to the state agency changing its licensing practices, three state investigations, and a state senator introducing a bill to change state law. Live reporter on top story in 6 p.m. show that won Southeast Emmy for Best Newscast. WKBT - News 8 La Crosse, WI July 2011 – July 2013 Multimedia Journalist, Fill-in Anchor/Producer Covered historic recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. Award-winning series on self-defense class that teaches women how to fight off rapists. EDUCATION Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism 2007 - 2011 B. S. in Broadcast Journalism, Concentration: Political Science (GPA: 3.9 - Summa Cum Laude) TRAINING/MEMBERSHIP Investigative Reporters & Editors 2017-Present The Poynter Institute – A Journalist’s Guide to Covering Jails March 2019 AWARDS 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award for Social Media Excellence (Large Market – Southeast Region) 2017 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Reporter (Medium Market) 2017 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Series/Franchise (Medium Market): “ADA Lawsuits: Social Justice or Shakedown?” 2016 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence (Large Market – Southeast Region): Most featured reporter in Action News Jax’s submission. 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Winner for Investigative Series (Medium Market) “Mysterious In-Custody Deaths” - Nine-month investigation into inmate’s death revealed local law enforcement agency uses controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail – three times more often than a comparable agency. 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Reporter (Medium Market) 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Continuing Coverage (Medium Market): “Latitude 360: Where’d the Money Go?” 2015 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Finalist for Individual Achievement – Multiple Stories (Medium Market) 2014 Southeast Emmy for Best Newscast: Live reporter on top story in newscast. 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award for Best Spot News (Division 1): Live reporter in 7 On Your Side’s coverage of a kidnapping and chase. 2012 Associated Press Broadcast Journalism Excellence Award for Hard News Reporting (Wisconsin Division 3): "The La Crosse Heroin Rush" - Investigative report plus in-depth continuing coverage on a deadly trend. 2011 Associated Press Broadcast Journalism Excellence Award for Enterprise Reporting (Wisconsin Division 3): "Fighting Through the Fear" - Series on a self defense class that teaches women how to fight off a rapist.