Jennifer Wade

Jennifer Wade

Reporter/producer, NewsChannel 21

I joined the news team in September 2015, and I'm thrilled to be reporting in Central Oregon!

I grew up in Cupertino, California. I later moved to Los Angeles for college. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2009 with a degree in business marketing, then worked in television marketing for Sony Pictures for two years after college before discovering my passion for journalism.

I started my journalism career with an internship at KTVZ’s sister station, KEYT in Santa Barbara. After that, I worked as a reporter for two award-winning cable television channels, Torrance CitiCable and Hawthorne Community TV, in the greater Los Angeles area. I also had the opportunity to create and host a cooking and health show for Hawthorne Community TV.

When I’m not working or watching the news, you can find me hiking with my dog Leo or dining at one of Bend’s many restaurants. I also have a huge passion for travel.  I have visited over 30 countries; and have lived and worked in Germany, China and Italy. 

If you have any questions, comments, or story ideas, I would love to hear from you! You can email me at or tweet me @JenniferKTVZ.