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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

$11-million autonomous vehicle testing facility launches in Ottawa

$11-million autonomous vehicle testing facility launches in Ottawa

The Ottawa L5 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle test facility is the first of its kind in North America.
Residents worry about suspicious visitors in flood zones

Residents worry about suspicious visitors in flood zones

Neighbours along Leo Lane have had to deal with rising water levels and say they now worry about potential looters.
The LRT has gone off the rails... literally

The LRT has gone off the rails... literally

A train derailment was reported at the Belfast Yard early Friday morning.
Public Safety Minister praises flood relief efforts, stresses recovery will take time

Public Safety Minister praises flood relief efforts, stresses recovery will take time

Ralph Goodale toured the flood zones in Cumberland and Clarence-Rockland on Thursday morning.
GALLERY: Ottawa flood preparations continue as peak approaches

GALLERY: Ottawa flood preparations continue as peak approaches

Shots by Ottawa Matters' reporters from the field, covering the preparations for the flood's peak
West Carleton students pitch in on sandbag efforts

West Carleton students pitch in on sandbag efforts

School officials decided to bring the sand to the school as so many students wanted to help.
'If you can put sand in one bag, then you've done something to help, thank you.' a message from Fitzroy Harbour

'If you can put sand in one bag, then you've done something to help, thank you.' a message from Fitzroy Harbour

Bev Harrison is thankful for each and every one of the volunteers who have helped her as she battles the rising water levels along the Ottawa River.
Security concerns raised at Ottawa City Hall after protesters try to confront politician

Security concerns raised at Ottawa City Hall after protesters try to confront politician

One councillor is worried about the safety of visitors at city hall after an incident at the Mayor's Breakfast Series.
City councillors wrestle with using the word 'emergency' when it comes to climate change

City councillors wrestle with using the word 'emergency' when it comes to climate change

Council will vote on whether or not to declare a climate emergency in the city of Ottawa on Wednesday.
'I have two hands and I'm an able body:' neighbours helping neighbours as flood waters continue to rise

'I have two hands and I'm an able body:' neighbours helping neighbours as flood waters continue to rise

Despite it being a holiday, large groups of volunteers were in Cumberland on Easter Sunday to help fill sandbags.
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