Jennifer has always loved writing. She says it’s the only job she ever imagined herself doing.
She is a New Hampshire native who has never wanted to live anywhere else. So, she feels incredibly fortunate to have been doing what she loves, in the state she loves, for nearly 25 years.
Jennifer's family moved a bit while she was growing up. They lived in Keene, Salem, West Hampstead and Atkinson. She spent summers sailing in Portsmouth, her Dad’s hometown. She moved there after graduating from UNH, got married, and it's also where she and her husband Bob have raised two wonderful children (and three dogs).
Jennifer describes her tenure with WMUR-TV as
pretty non-traditional. She has felt at home here since 1989 and has
held nearly every job in the newsroom! She
started as a show producer, then reporter, then got her dream job as Seacoast
Bureau reporter in 1991.
She had some vocal chord issues so she went back to writing
behind the scenes, became Executive Producer, Assistant News Director, weekend
anchor and reporter (after some surgery!) and then in 2000, was honored to become
News Director. After the 2004 New Hampshire
Primary, Jennifer took a break to spend time with family and moved to part-time,
producing pieces for NH Chronicle (another dream job).
This past January, with her kids grown, Jennifer had the opportunity to return to her roots. She says she's excited and grateful to be back at the Seacoast Bureau full-time and hopes to fairly and compassionately reflect the goings-on of a community and state that are her heartfelt home.