Jayda joined the NewsWatch 12 team in October of 2020.
Jayda McClendon joined the NewsWatch 12 team as a reporter and producer in October 2020.
She was born and raised in Palmdale, California and attended San Francisco State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in print and online journalism in May 2015.
Jayda went back to earn her Master’s in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2018.
Jayda began her journalism career as a reporter for NBC Montana in Butte, Montana. During her time in Montana, she covered everything from severe winter weather and wildfires to the COVID-19 lockdown.
In her spare time, Jayda loves hiking, sightseeing and catching up with friends. She also loves to bake, although chocolate is on her list of dislikes.
Jayda is excited to see all that southern Oregon has to offer.
If you have any story ideas, you can email her at email@example.com
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
The City of Ashland and Parks and Recreation Commission are working to prevent another tragedy like the Almeda fire from occurring.
Southern Oregon college students interested in construction careers can soon take courses that help prepare them for the industry.
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority to create an education campaign that provides COVID-19 information to the Latino community.
Today Rogue Retreat started construction on a tiny home village that will serve the homeless community in Grants Pass.
Barnstormers Theater in Grants Pass will bring back live audiences in April for the production of “Postmortem.” The theater is going to use a hybrid format by live streaming their show while simultaneously having a small, live audience indoors.
The annual Oregon Cheese Festival went virtual this year once again because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Today Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley held individual Zoom press conferences to talk about how the COVID-19 relief bill will benefit Oregonians.
Josephine County will move down one level to ‘High Risk’ from ‘Extreme Risk’ starting tomorrow. The shift will allow restaurants to reopen indoor dining at 25 percent maximum capacity – or 50 people.
Today the Grants Pass School District announced that first-grade students will return to full-time, in-person instruction after spring break.
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