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.
ABC7 News has learned that another investigation into new allegations of sexual abuse at the popular Wilson Aquatic Center in Northwest is now underway.
Ofc. Marc Washington, a 7-year veteran of the force, was charged with production of child pornography on Monday after a brief investigation. He was taken into custody not long after allegations against him surfaced.
Well known for its shops, restaurants, and bars, Dupont Circle is now at the center of a sex crime investigation after a 25-year-old woman reported to police she was grabbed and raped behind a building along Connecticut Avenue.
A 31-year-old lawyer and her roommate were home at their Capitol Hill apartment on 9th Street on Friday evening, when they suddenly heard footsteps that sounded just a little too close for comfort.
A Prince William County woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted Monday night in the locker room of a Washington public pool, her family alleges.