Jennifer Meckles is a Reporter at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.
Jennifer joined the 9NEWS team in February 2018.
Jennifer came to Colorado from St. Louis, Missouri where she worked for more than three years at 9NEWS’ sister station, KSDK.
While in St. Louis, Jennifer covered protests and the unrest in Ferguson, major floods that left interstates and entire communities underwater and the impact of the deadly heroin epidemic. Jennifer anchored weekend broadcasts and helped build the Storytellers team which celebrated the positive stories and heritage of St. Louis.
St. Louis is also home for Jennifer, who grew up nearby in the Illinois suburbs.
She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Go Tigers!
While in college, Jennifer worked at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri. She did just about every job in the newsroom -- starting with answering phones, editing video and even learned how to run a live truck. By the time she started reporting and anchoring, Jennifer’s work in Mid-Missouri earned her several awards, including the Edward R. Murrow scholarship and recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists.
During one summer in college, Jennifer worked in New York City, as an intern for NBC Nightly News.
After college, Jennifer moved south to Knoxville, Tennessee. She spent three years at another 9NEWS sister station, WBIR-TV. There, Jennifer anchored the weekend newscasts and reported during the weekdays. During her time in the south, Jennifer covered everything from bears on the loose and Dolly Parton to more serious stories about an FBI investigation into Pilot Flying J.
Jennifer is thrilled to now be in Colorado!
As a child, she learned to ski here while vacationing with her family. She fell in love with Colorado then, and can’t wait to explore this beautiful state again. She still loves to ski (although she was much steadier and more fearless as a kid!). Jennifer likes to run and hike, too, but she’s not very good at either yet and the altitude here is no joke!
Colorado is a beautiful place with countless stories to tell, and Jennifer is so excited to get to know the community.
Jennifer would love to hear from you. You can reach her several ways: