Northern Public Radio’s Jenna Dooley received the Donald R. Grubb Distinguished Journalism Alumni Award for 2014 at the Northern Illinois University Journalism Banquet April 25.
Dooley is a reporter and Morning Edition producer at 89.5 WNIJ, where she is responsible for news writing, audio editing, and sharing content through the station’s social media platforms. She began her career while majoring in journalism at NIU, splitting her time between WNIJ weekend news and the anchor desk at the Northern Television Center. She returned to WNIJ in 2012, after earning her master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Illinois-Springfield and hosting Morning Edition at WUIS.
In addition to her work at 89.5 WNIJ, she teaches at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard and serves on the executive board of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. She was named “Newsfinder of the Year” by Illinois Associated Press in 2013.