Jenna Bourne is an award-winning investigative and general assignment reporter whose work has spurred change on the national and state level.
She joined the Action News Jax team in July 2015.
Jenna won the Florida Associated Press Award for Reporter in a Medium TV Market in 2018 and 2017. She was a finalist for the award in 2016 and 2015.
Six people have gone to jail after Jenna’s investigations at Action News Jax.
Her investigative series into a moving company that was stranding military families across the country without their belongings prompted action from U.S. Senator. Now the national agency that handles military families’ moves is making changes.
Jenna’s undercover investigation into unlicensed cosmetic procedures caused Florida Dept. of Health to make statewide change.
She was Action News Jax’s lead reporter covering the federal fraud trial of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
Jenna went undercover to expose local roofing contractors breaking laws meant to keep workers from falling. She also found out the cost of workers' falls could fall back on homeowners.
Her award-winning nine-month investigation into a Jacksonville inmate’s death revealed how the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office used a controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail -- three times more often than a comparable agency.
Jenna’s investigation into the finances and failures of Jacksonville hotspot Latitude 360 exposed unpaid taxes, shady business practices, and accusations of investor fraud. The company's president resigned the day after one of Jenna’s investigations aired on Action News Jax.
Before moving to Jacksonville, Jenna was the Greenville, S.C. Bureau Chief at WSPA-TV from 2013 to 2015. During her time there, her six-month investigation into how South Carolina was unknowingly licensing sex offenders to be chiropractors and residential plumbers led to the state agency changing its licensing practices, three state investigations, and a state senator introducing a bill to change the law.
Before her two years in Greenville, Jenna was a multimedia journalist at WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin from 2011 to 2013. While in La Crosse, her reporting on the deadly trend of heroin flooding the community won an Associated Press Award for Hard News and Northwest Broadcast News Association Awards of Merit for Investigative Reporting and Hard News.
She also had the opportunity to cover the historic recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the union fights surrounding it, including a one-on-one interview with Walker the day after the opposition turned in enough signatures to hold the election.
Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a concentration in Political Science in 2011.
She was born and raised in Orlando.
In her free time, Jenna is active in the local theater community and loves to read
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