DeKALB – Northern Public Radio news reporter Jenna Dooley has taken a full-time position at the station as Morning Edition producer.
No stranger to the area or to the radio station, Dooley earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University and has been a weekend host and part-time reporter for WNIJ. She spent several years working for WUIS Public Radio in Springfield and the Illinois Public Radio network. Dooley also instructs students at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard, covering a range of subjects from news writing to web analytics and social networking.
As WNIJ’s Morning Edition producer, Dooley will assist host Dan Klefstad with news writing, audio editing and overall content planning. After the show, she’ll cover local news stories and provide occasional hosting and anchoring duties.
Dooley said she looks forward to “the challenge of researching and producing news stories for northern Illinois listeners; stories that give the audience a sense of place and community.”
As traditional radio stations like WNIJ step further into digital platforms, Dooley says she will make it a priority to ensure that stories heard on-air “are shareable and offer loads of background and context online.”
Morning Edition airs weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. on WNIJ, 89.5 FM, streaming live at www.wnij.org.