Jenna Callari – Sports Anchor & Reporter
Jenna Callari began working at WLTZ in July of 2014 as a Sports Reporter and Sports Anchor. She’s well-known for her Scholar Athlete segment during the high school sports season where she features area athletes who are excelling both on and off the field.
Jenna was born and raised in Buffalo, New York but spent the second part of her life in the state of Michigan where she spent her weekends and summers at the lake. She attended Michigan State University (Go Green!) where she majored in Journalism. During her years at MSU, she was able to interview brand new football coach (at the time) Mark Dantonio, legendary basketball coach Tom Izzo, and also studied abroad in England, Ireland, and Scotland with a group of other journalism students.
Jenna got her broadcasting career started in Presque Isle, Maine. It’s a small city in the Northern part of the state that borders Canada. As a weeknight sports anchor and reporter, Jenna covered everything from high school games to sled dog races to the annual Scottish Highland Games that take place in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. Her hard work over the three and a half years paid off, winning three awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters. One of the awards was for her story on a high school wrestler with cerebral palsy that was picked up by more than fifty TV stations across the country.
Jenna is enjoying her time here in Columbus as she gets used to the culture change. She’s a Big Ten alum who’s been plopped down right in the heart of the SEC and is slowly getting used to the hot summers and snow-less winters. You can often see her at your local sporting events, on the sidelines of a college football game, and on-air Sunday nights anchoring sports for the weekend edition of WLTZ First News. If you have a story idea, be sure to shoot her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.