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Newly hired Florida TV reporter killed in motorcycle crash

Jenny Lenzini was said to be a standout reporter in the Southwest Florida market.
Credit: Waterman Broadcasting
Jenny Lenzini

NORTH PORT, Fla. — Jenny Lenzini, a Florida TV reporter known for her "bright smile and passion for storytelling," was killed Saturday in a motorcycle crash, according to her employer, Waterman Broadcasting.

She was 26 years old.

Lenzini joined WBBH-TV in Fort Myers in July 2020 after getting her start as a weekend anchor and multi-media reporter in Iowa, the station said. It noted she idolized ABC News' Diane Sawyer while growing up outside of Chicago.

Lenzini was on the back of a motorcycle that crashed Saturday near Plantation and Panacea boulevards, according to the North Port Police Department. Its driver, 30-year-old Cody Bunch, somehow lost control and hit a tree.

Bunch died at the scene, police said. Lenzini was flown to a Sarasota hospital, where she died from her injuries.

"For Jenny and the Lenzini family all I have is sorrow. Just awful," assistant news director Tim Klutsarits wrote in a tweet.

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