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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

Driving force behind Juno Beach Memorial Bridge headed to France for Remembrance Day

Driving force behind Juno Beach Memorial Bridge headed to France for Remembrance Day

Amanda Purdy was overwhelmed with emotion on a trip to Juno Beach in 2016 and wanted to honour the soldiers who lost their lives on D-Day.
More local library branches offering musical instruments

More local library branches offering musical instruments

The Ottawa Public Library Musical Instrument Lending Library has expanded and is now available at four branches.
College ward residents still in limbo despite appearance of embattled councillor at City Hall

College ward residents still in limbo despite appearance of embattled councillor at City Hall

Even the councillors watching over Rick Chiarelli's ward, in his absence, don't know what is going on with him.
Transit rider group not impressed with fare hike proposed in 2020 Ottawa budget

Transit rider group not impressed with fare hike proposed in 2020 Ottawa budget

Public transportation could cost 2.5 per cent more next year.
Friday morning LRT issues cause delays for commuters

Friday morning LRT issues cause delays for commuters

OC Transpo reported delays after issues at two stations.
Gatineau police track down teen wanted in armed robbery

Gatineau police track down teen wanted in armed robbery

Police arrested and a charged a 14-year-old boy earlier this week and were looking for a 17-year-old girl.
Citizen transit commissioner responds to criticism of online comments

Citizen transit commissioner responds to criticism of online comments

Sarah Wright-Gilbert says this isn't the first time she's heard about her online comments, and that it likely won't be the last.
Online fundraiser launched after Vanier restaurant break-in

Online fundraiser launched after Vanier restaurant break-in

Organizers want to gather up some people to help clean up the damage left behind by vandals.
Ottawa transit chair admits Confederation Line issues, clarifies email regarding social media use

Ottawa transit chair admits Confederation Line issues, clarifies email regarding social media use

City Councillor and Transit Commission Chair Allan Hubley said he didn't intend on singling out one transit commissioner for her tweets regarding LRT.
City considers handing over control of Lansdowne programming to OSEG

City considers handing over control of Lansdowne programming to OSEG

Capital ward's Shawn Menard doesn't approve of commercializing the public space at Lansdowne.
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