Jenna Flanagan

Innovation Trail Reporter - WMHT

Jenna first knew she was destined for a career in journalism after following the weekly reports of the ‘Muppet News Flash’ as a child. In high school she wrote for her student newspaper and attended a journalism camp at SUNY New Paltz, in her Hudson Valley hometown. She then went on to study communications and journalism at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1999 Jenna took her first job in the business as a Production Assistant for 1010WINS eventually working her way up to assistant editor. Working in a busy New York newsroom, she quickly learned what it takes to churn out a factual, engaging and newsworthy story on deadline.

From there Jenna took her first on-air position at WBGO, Newark Public Radio and began a lifelong love of public broadcasting. After WBGO, Jenna spent 6 ½ years writing, reporting and producing All Things Considered for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Her work has also aired nationally on NPR.

Jenna is thrilled to join WMHT as a multimedia journalist, contributing to television, radio, and digital reports to the Innovation Trail.

In her spare time Jenna also writes a blog about the Hudson Valley,

Jenna interviewing in the Finger Lakes.
Jenna interviewing in the Finger Lakes.


Health & Environment
4:15 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Farming app for upstate distributor

Senator Chuck Schumer with Field Goods owner Donna Williams, her son and Hudson Valley farmer Ken Migliorelli
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail


Wanna know what crops local farmers are producing? There’s an app for that or at least there will be one soon. Senator Chuck Schumer announced federal funding for Greene County food distributor, Field Goods to integrate technology into their business model.

Donna Williams’ company Field Goods connects many of the Capital Regions and Hudson Valley farms with a larger diverse consumer base, but it can be tricky.

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Health & Environment
12:32 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Tick season is upon us

Springtime is finally upon us again and as people head back outside to enjoy the outdoors they increase their chances of getting bit by a tick.

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Health & Environment
8:48 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Crude oil concerns at the Port of Albany

Call it a case of David vs Goliath. A fortune 500 oil company sets up shop at the Port of Albany and inside of a decade request the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow them to ‘modify’ their air quality permit. The changes go largely unnoticed until community members of Albany’s South End get wind of the project at the 11th hour, forcing the DEC to hold a public comment meeting.

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8:43 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Legislators React to Cuomo's Budget Address

Governor Cuomo delivered his 4th Executive Budget Address at the Egg, in the Empire State Plaza. Two weeks after his State of the State speech, Cuomo said this is where ideas become reality.

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charge ny program pushes for electric vehicle use
4:11 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Electric vehicles slow to gain traction in upstate New York