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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

Mayor Watson to deliver holiday wish list to Ontario Premier

Mayor Watson to deliver holiday wish list to Ontario Premier

The wish list from the mayor includes funding for LRT Phase 3 and help with paramedic offload times.
Chiarelli accuser: 'It's not going to change unless we raise hell so, I'm going to raise hell'

Chiarelli accuser: 'It's not going to change unless we raise hell so, I'm going to raise hell'

Victoria Laaber says she still feels guilty for waiting years before telling her story about working in Ottawa City Councillor Rick Chiarelli's office.
New OC Transpo R1 buses running up a big tab: $95,000 per week

New OC Transpo R1 buses running up a big tab: $95,000 per week

The buses were introduced as a back up plan for when the Confederation Line goes out of service.
City of Ottawa to have 100 new bus operators ready by January

City of Ottawa to have 100 new bus operators ready by January

The new operators will go through fast-tracked training that meets Ministry of Transportation guidelines.
Ottawa shelters feeling the pinch as need for affordable housing increases

Ottawa shelters feeling the pinch as need for affordable housing increases

Affordable housing needs hitting middle income earners as well as those with low income.
Open discussion on Ottawa transit happening in Centretown

Open discussion on Ottawa transit happening in Centretown

New ideas and solutions to dealing with city's public transit issues will be on the table at the town hall meeting.
West Carleton-March City Councillor fuming over provincial flood report delivery

West Carleton-March City Councillor fuming over provincial flood report delivery

Eli El-Chantiry is questioning why the city was not included in the province's release of the report.
'Either he decides to come back to work or he resigns:' Ottawa mayor on Rick Chiarelli

'Either he decides to come back to work or he resigns:' Ottawa mayor on Rick Chiarelli

Mayor Jim Watson feels it's time for College ward's city councillor to make a decision.
City of Ottawa moves to regulate short-term rentals, such as Airbnb properties

City of Ottawa moves to regulate short-term rentals, such as Airbnb properties

Rideau-Vanier City Councillor Mathieu Fleury says owners of short-term rentals in the city will now be faced with three options: move in, rent or sell.
No rules broken in Ottawa's LRT Stage 2 procurement process

No rules broken in Ottawa's LRT Stage 2 procurement process

However, the city's auditor general is calling for more transparency on large city projects.