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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 understands public frustration, but expects LRT handover next week

Mayor understands public frustration, but expects LRT handover next week

"At that time we'll have both a technical press conference and briefing for council, members of the media," explained Jim Watson.
Kandahar Cenotaph re-dedication to include families of the fallen

Kandahar Cenotaph re-dedication to include families of the fallen

The initial dedication ceremony last May was held in private, only including military officials and politicians.
'Purchase price doesn't tell you everything:' Chiarelli demanding transparency on light rail land purchases

'Purchase price doesn't tell you everything:' Chiarelli demanding transparency on light rail land purchases

City Councillor for College ward Rick Chiarelli filed a Freedom of Information request to get details about LRT land acquisition.
Amazon fulfillment centre boosts small business in Carlsbad Springs

Amazon fulfillment centre boosts small business in Carlsbad Springs

The massive centre for the online retailer employs over 400 people.
Phone blitz results in letters but not much else for Para Transpo users

Phone blitz results in letters but not much else for Para Transpo users

The Healthy Transportation Coalition's 'Para Parity' petition demands an online booking option or smartphone app for Para Transpo users.
Burn ban lifted in Ottawa, but some special rules still in place

Burn ban lifted in Ottawa, but some special rules still in place

The city says residents will still need a permit to have a fire.
No injuries in Glebe fire

No injuries in Glebe fire

The fire on Gordon Street was contained to the basement.
ByWard Market buildings ravaged by fire set for partial demolition

ByWard Market buildings ravaged by fire set for partial demolition

The city is hopeful that part of the heritage buildings' façade on William Street can be saved
Special Investigations Unit charging Ottawa police officer after 2018 incident

Special Investigations Unit charging Ottawa police officer after 2018 incident

Constable Liban Farah was patrolling the ByWard Market when he reportedly became involved in an interaction with a 24-year-old man. 
Maclean's 'Best Communities in Canada 2019' ranks Ottawa in top three

Maclean's 'Best Communities in Canada 2019' ranks Ottawa in top three

Ottawa slipped from second place in 2018 to third in 2019.