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Jenn Pritchard

Jenn Pritchard

Born and raised in Ottawa ( the best city in the world ) - I became fascinated with radio while listening to Ken 'The General' Grant every morning.

Once I graduated from high school I spend one long year at Carleton University before I realized it wasn't for me - instead enrolling in the Radio Broadcasting program at Algonquin College.

I graduated in 2003 - but already had my first radio gig. I started as a board operator at stations then owned by CHUM radio.

After six years behind the board, producing talk shows and writing traffic reports, I left Ottawa for Calgary.

My love of Ottawa couldn't keep me away for long and I returned less than a year later, taking a job in the Ottawa Valley which then led me to Brighton, Ontario.

I took a job as a news director in the small town near Trenton, helping to launch a brand new station.

In 2012, I came back to Ottawa and took a job as a news anchor with 1310 NEWS, made a quick hop across the street, only to return in 2018.

As a reporter with 1310 NEWS I enjoy covering city politics and would spend every day at city hall if I could.

I love hearing stories that effect our community so feel free to email me any story ideas - jenn.pritchard@ottawaradio.rogers.com

Other than having a passion for local news I enjoy crafting, colouring my hair all the colours of the rainbow and I love spending time with my dog Roxy Roller.

Recent Work by Jenn

Ottawa police union calling on local MPP to 'correct' public comment about Abdirahman Abdi case

Ottawa police union calling on local MPP to 'correct' public comment about Abdirahman Abdi case

On Thursday, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination NDP MPP Joel Harden spoke out about the death of Abdi.
Premier Doug Ford to make LRT announcement

Premier Doug Ford to make LRT announcement

Ontario's Premier will be joined by the Transportation Minister to make the announcement about Ottawa's light rail system.
Ride sharing apps contribute $1.2-million to improve accessible transportation in Ottawa

Ride sharing apps contribute $1.2-million to improve accessible transportation in Ottawa

The city collects seven cents from each ride taken using Uber or Lyft.
'You could smell the rubber burning,' witness speaks about erratic driver on University campus

'You could smell the rubber burning,' witness speaks about erratic driver on University campus

Pedestrians ran for cover when the beige van smashed into cars along Laurier, King Edward and Cumberland.
'Visit a Mosque' campaign, launched in Cumberland, hoping to build bridges of understanding

'Visit a Mosque' campaign, launched in Cumberland, hoping to build bridges of understanding

The motto at the Baitun Naseer Mosque is 'Love for all, hatred for none.'
Locally developed AI program scans neighbourhoods for gentrification

Locally developed AI program scans neighbourhoods for gentrification

The program could be used to make money for developers or to help the city make sure no one is priced out of their homes.
Dunrobin families looking to province for tornado relief

Dunrobin families looking to province for tornado relief

Six months after tornadoes touched down in Dunrobin, residents are still awaiting help from the Ontario Disaster Relief Program.
OC Transpo takes back some layoff notices

OC Transpo takes back some layoff notices

ATU Local 279 has been working with OC Transpo to try and reduce the number of layoffs.
March Break expected to close with another touch of winter weather

March Break expected to close with another touch of winter weather

1310 NEWS' meteorologist is predicting a bit more snow for the capital region and the return of cold temperatures.
ByWard Market pot shop name game resolved

ByWard Market pot shop name game resolved

Complaints were made against one of the first legal shops in Ottawa for their proposed name.
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