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

FireWatch: 76 gas station catches fire in Wolf Creek

Multiple fire departments are at the scene of a structure fire at the 76 gas station in Wolf Creek. NewsWatch 12 has a reporter at the scene and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

SchoolWatch: Oak Grove Elementary bus route impacted by staffing shortage

Bus route 24 for Oak Grove Elementary in Medford is being impacted by a staffing shortage, according to the Medford School District.

FireWatch: Four structures destroyed in Fox Complex

Four structures have been destroyed in the Fox Complex Fire, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team.

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 357526

Reported Deaths: 4284
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55810707
Washington38782324
Marion36837455
Clackamas29779309
Lane27744302
Jackson23059310
Deschutes20336125
Umatilla14492150
Linn12911131
Douglas12118243
Josephine9384196
Yamhill8715113
Klamath8020119
Polk737381
Malheur563677
Benton549431
Coos503794
Columbia382644
Jefferson376052
Lincoln319939
Union319549
Crook291846
Wasco288841
Clatsop244328
Baker203529
Tillamook196932
Hood River192837
Morrow185023
Curry180625
Harney113927
Grant100013
Lake93912
Wallowa68612
Gilliam1544
Sherman1523
Wheeler1121
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4852216

Reported Deaths: 71350
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148510526549
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3678574183
San Bernardino3586775692
Orange3242885562
Sacramento1596362309
Kern1463481648
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921400
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen754347
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa133916
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
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