Jenna Bourne is an award-winning investigative reporter whose work has spurred change on the national and state level.
She joined the 10News team in August 2019.
Jenna’s investigation Seized uncovered a nationwide pattern of epileptics getting arrested and, sometimes, killed by police during seizures when officers mistook their outbursts for intoxication.
She also exposed that a majority of school districts in Tampa Bay were failing to comply with a law meant to protect sick kids. Because of her story, the state demanded all school districts comply within months or face consequences.
As part of the Turn To 10 franchise, Jenna helps get results for people who’ve been ripped off or scammed.
A Florida native, she came to Tampa Bay from WJAX/WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, where she was an investigative and general assignment reporter for four years.
Jenna won a 2019 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for Politics/Government – News for her investigative series, Gaps in Oversight of Military Moving Contractors. Now, the federal agency that coordinates military families’ moves is making nationwide changes.
She won the Florida Associated Press Award for Reporter in a Medium TV Market in 2018 and 2017. She was a finalist for the award in 2016 and 2015.
Six people went to jail after Jenna’s investigations in Jacksonville.
Jenna’s undercover investigation into unlicensed cosmetic procedures caused the Florida Dept. of Health to make statewide change.
Her award-winning investigation into a Jacksonville inmate’s death revealed how the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office used a controversial restraint chair in half of all uses of force inside the jail -- three times more often than a comparable agency.
Before moving to Jacksonville, Jenna was the Greenville, S.C. Bureau Chief at WSPA-TV from 2013 to 2015. Her investigation into how South Carolina was unknowingly licensing sex offenders to be chiropractors and residential plumbers led to the state agency changing its licensing practices, three state investigations, and a state senator introducing a bill to change the law.
Before her two years in Greenville, Jenna was a multimedia journalist at WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin from 2011 to 2013. While in La Crosse, her reporting on the deadly trend of heroin flooding the community won an Associated Press Award for Hard News and Northwest Broadcast News Association Awards of Merit for Investigative Reporting and Hard News.
Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a concentration in Political Science in 2011.
She was born and raised in Orlando.