Q. What has happened to Jenna Morton and Megan Noe of WQAD-TV8 News? Did they leave to pursue other job opportunities? It seems like channel 8 is losing a lot of good reporters lately. -- Brian
A. Jenna (Morton) Panicucci has been working as the development and marketing coordinator at Bethany for Children & Families, Moline, since November 2017, according to information on her profile on LinkedIn. She worked at WQAD-TV8 from August 2012 until November 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile. She married News 8 Photographer Anthony Panicucci in 2016, according to her Facebook profile.
We also contacted Jenna Panicucci. She said, "Yes, I left WQAD to pursue a new career. I am now the Development and Marketing Coordinator for Bethany for Children & Families."
Megan Noe is working at the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, according to a post on Twitter. A post from Jan. 11 on Megan Noe's Twitter account mentions her last official story at WQAD-TV8 about how the West Liberty, Iowa, Police Department helped an Iowa man pull off the perfect surprise proposal.
We also contacted Megan Noe. She said, "Yes, after five great years at WQAD, I've decided to make the switch from news to strategic communications. I'm working on the video team at MU Health Care in Columbia, Missouri. Mizzou is my alma mater, so it's fun to be back. The Quad-Cities, however, will always be home!"