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

U.S. recommending “pause” in administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; investigating reports of potentially dangerous blood clots

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.

City of Ashland, Parks and Recreation work on wildfire prevention

The City of Ashland and Parks and Recreation Commission are working to prevent another tragedy like the Almeda fire from occurring.

Rogue Community College offers course to prepare students for jobs in construction industry

Southern Oregon college students interested in construction careers can soon take courses that help prepare them for the industry.

Medford dance company provides COVID-19 information to Latino community

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.

Rogue Retreat starts construction on Foundry Village

Today Rogue Retreat started construction on a tiny home village that will serve the homeless community in Grants Pass.

Barnstormers Theater prepares for live audience

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.

Oregon Cheese Festival goes virtual

The annual Oregon Cheese Festival went virtual this year once again because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley praise COVID-19 relief bill

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.

Grants Pass restaurants prepare to reopen indoor dining

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.

Grants Pass School District will bring first-grade students back into classrooms full-time

Today the Grants Pass School District announced that first-grade students will return to full-time, in-person instruction after spring break.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 174501

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34800568
Washington23412229
Marion20116299
Clackamas15311204
Lane11554144
Jackson9904127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes708272
Linn414263
Yamhill408775
Klamath345259
Polk342952
Malheur342758
Josephine305462
Douglas304365
Benton273218
Jefferson206432
Coos196831
Columbia153826
Union141124
Lincoln129820
Wasco128928
Hood River112429
Morrow107915
Clatsop8918
Crook87819
Baker85614
Curry5939
Tillamook5803
Lake4137
Grant4064
Harney3056
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3716579

Reported Deaths: 60994
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122864123628
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2945774550
San Diego2748113674
Orange2688694891
Santa Clara1169712013
Kern1078251322
Sacramento1010581646
Fresno1005001643
Alameda852561477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa66927782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383830
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41107560
San Francisco35993517
Santa Barbara33863446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29679311
Imperial27962719
Kings22766245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16250239
Santa Cruz15554204
Marin13860226
Yolo13559199
Shasta11677217
Butte11549196
El Dorado9719109
Napa965479
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598263
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada444775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362151
Humboldt358737
Lake340643
Glenn235525
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned330
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