Jennifer Donelan

Jennifer Donelan

Jennifer Donelan joined ABC7/WJLA-TV in April 2006 and is thrilled to finally be home. Jennifer is a graduate of Robinson High School in Fairfax and returns after spending 10 years on the road pursuing her career.

Most recently, Jennifer was the Chicago-based correspondent for CBS NewsPath, the 24-hour affiliate news service of CBS News. There, Jennifer provided national coverage of such stories as the D.C. Sniper, the Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant trials, the 2004 Presidential campaign, the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, and several major hurricanes, including Katrina. Internationally she covered the train bombings in Madrid, the death of Pope John Paul II, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Prior to joining CBS News, she was the lead crime reporter and fill-in anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit. Before that, Jennifer was the 5pm co-anchor and general assignment reporter at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she spearheaded a series of reports about the date-rape drug GHB, which led to the legislation of stricter state drug laws.

Jennifer is a 2001 recipient of a merit award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and was recognized as 1998’s "Outstanding Woman of the Year" by the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jennifer is a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government.

Jennifer is always looking for stories to tell and invites you to share yours.

Contact Jennifer

Twitter: @ABC7Jennifer
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

  1. Trial day 2: Chris Brown's bodyguard has yet to receive verdict

    This means that his employer Chris Brown will also have to wait in jail over Easter weekend for his assault trial to begin.

  2. Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial for assault charges in D.C.

    Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard is on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that is a preview for the musician's own trial.

  3. Suspect who kept girlfriend inside SE apartment after beating remains at large

    It was a verbal lashing outside of an apartment building on Brandywine Street in Southeast on Wednesday, as Chanita Peoples came out thinking residents might help in her quest to find the man who police say beat up her 19-year-old niece.

  4. Man sexually assaulted in Northwest D.C.

    Police said it was 4 a.m. on Sunday morning when the victim stopped to ask another man to ask for directions.

  5. Jennifer Lawson: Truck driver charged in death

    Lawson was leaning in to attend to her child in the backseat when the dump truck rolled by on the narrow street.