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Jayda McClendon

Jayda joined the NewsWatch 12 team in October of 2020.

Title: Reporter/Producer
jaydamcclendon@kdrv.com

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 jaydamcclendon@kdrv.com

Recent Posts by Jayda McClendon

Bootleg Fire burns 409,611 acres, 53% contained

The Bootleg Fire has reached more than 409,000 acres and is now 53% contained.

Bootleg Fire emergency closure expanded

The Bootleg Fire emergency closure area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest was expanded for the second time in a week due to increased fire activity and movement.

Investigation underway after deadly officer-involved shooting at Allergy and Asthma Center in Medford

A male suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting at the Allergy and Asthma Center in Medford.

Shots fired at Clinical Research Institute in Medford

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is responding to a report of shots fired at the Clinical Research Institute in Medford.

I-5 between Phoenix and South Medford going northbound reopens

I-5 between Phoenix and South Medford going northbound is now open. The area was closed due to a crash Sunday night.

Crater Lake National Park Rim Drive opens for the 2021 season

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake along with the seven-mile Pinnacles Road opens for the season today.

At-risk, missing 13-year-old female in Grants Pass has been located and is in good condition

Chestny "Ash" Sonney has been located and is in good condition, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The missing person alert has been canceled.

Free service to wildfire survivors starts Tuesday

Oregon wildfire survivors who need some vital records can get them for free starting Tuesday, June 1st.

FEMA is using June to ask people to neutralize natural risks

FEMA is using June to ask people to neutralize natural risks. “Mitigation June” is the agency’s educational campaign to encourage people to understand their risks to natural hazards and take actions to mitigate those risks.

Coast Guard reminds PNW mariners about practicing proper boat operations

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters that while National Safe Boating Week has passed, safe mariners should always practice proper boat operations.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 224547

Reported Deaths: 2877
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah42425618
Washington28176259
Marion24842333
Clackamas20349243
Lane15401176
Jackson13240160
Deschutes1074187
Umatilla988394
Linn644882
Yamhill515882
Klamath498279
Douglas479594
Polk440457
Josephine438076
Malheur370967
Benton354822
Jefferson252842
Coos241040
Columbia213732
Union175924
Wasco160631
Lincoln159122
Crook144724
Hood River128934
Morrow125017
Clatsop123711
Baker116018
Curry86512
Tillamook7985
Grant5657
Lake4868
Harney46611
Wallowa2486
Gilliam881
Sherman872
Wheeler491
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4003787

Reported Deaths: 64620
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles131165624721
Riverside3112424667
San Bernardino3095025265
San Diego3011003805
Orange2856205146
Santa Clara1245862183
Sacramento1178311790
Kern1143421428
Fresno1057321746
Alameda980131290
Ventura845891046
Contra Costa78084836
San Joaquin776151461
Stanislaus666191097
Tulare50731854
San Mateo45255588
Monterey44651528
San Francisco41758565
Solano36525261
Santa Barbara36106469
Sonoma33414331
Merced33321485
Imperial29333746
Placer25624307
Kings23790251
San Luis Obispo22356267
Madera17220249
Santa Cruz16779207
Yolo15149215
Marin15039243
Butte13523205
Shasta13179242
El Dorado11312121
Napa1055282
Sutter10343127
Yuba712950
San Benito632664
Tehama592766
Lassen590526
Nevada568575
Humboldt535154
Mendocino485652
Tuolumne469173
Lake440866
Amador395348
Siskiyou259640
Glenn248127
Colusa238118
Calaveras235658
Del Norte174710
Inyo148238
Mono13395
Plumas7926
Modoc5767
Mariposa5377
Trinity4696
Sierra1370
Alpine910
Unassigned810
Medford
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Brookings
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