Jenny Dreasler is a reporter for CBS4 and sister station FOX59, as well as FOX59’s weekend evening news anchor.
Jenny previously worked as a news reporter/anchor at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where she focused on crime coverage.
While there, her reporting on the mysterious death of a high school football player overturned the coroner’s autopsy results, revealing the teen died of a hereditary disease – not “undetermined” causes.
Her series of reports on the case were nominated for a Lower Great Lakes Emmy award.
Before landing in the Circle City, Jenny spent two years as morning anchor for KHQA-TV in Quincy, Illinois. During her time at KHQA, Jenny received national attention for her coverage of the Curtis Lovelace murder trial.
Jenny assisted CBS Network producers and “48 Hours” reporter Maureen Maher on the Lovelace case. She was featured extensively on multiple episodes of CBS’ 48 Hours, receiving reporter/editorial credits for her work with the show.
During Lovelace’s second trial, Jenny live-tweeted from inside the courtroom, sending out more than 3,000 tweets.
In June 2017, Jenny was nominated for “Best TV Reporter” by the Illinois Broadcast Association. In 2016, Sinclair Broadcast Group named her live shot covering the aftermath of a tornado that hit Emden, Missouri the “2016 Model Live Shot” for the company. In June 2017, that same live shot was named “Best Spot News” by the Illinois Broadcast Association.
Jenny has two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Mid-America Emmy, and several other Illinois/Missouri awards to her name.
Jenny’s journalism career began with a reporting internship at WGEM-TV in 2011 before moving full-time in 2012.
She received her bachelor’s degree in communications and mass media studies from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, where she was team captain and a four-year starter for the Clayton State soccer team.