Andrew Jenner

Freelance Reporter

Andrew Jenner is a journalist who lives in Harrisonburg. He worked on the staff of two newspapers in the Shenandoah Valley before going freelance more than five years ago. Andrew has written for Modern Farmer, The Christian Science Monitor, Hemispheres, BirdWatching and many other newspapers and magazines.  He is also the co-founder of Old South High, a Harrisonburg news and culture blog.

His reporting for WMRA is his radio debut. A 2004 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with degrees in environmental science and justice, peace and conflict studies, Andrew completed an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Goucher College in 2008.

Courtesy of Nancy Kassam-Adams

One of the selling points for backers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is its job-creation potential – and there’s one group already reaping the benefits: lawyers. Pipeline builder Dominion recently filed more than two dozen lawsuits against landowners who don’t even want the company on their property to survey, and dozens more are to come. WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports.

Schrödinger's Cougar

Jun 11, 2015

The Eastern cougar (or mountain lion) is considered by most wildlife experts to have been extinct in Virginia for a long time.  But lots of people swear they’ve seen one.

Have they?  What did they really see?  And what does the gap between reported sightings, and the science, say about what we know about the world?

Courtesy Office of the Attorney General

A new legal opinion from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says local governments can restrict and even prohibit fracking through their zoning laws.

Andrew Jenner

For the past two decades, the City of Harrisonburg has run a citizen police academy to give the public opportunity for an in-depth look at how local police officers do their jobs.

Andrew Jenner

As a reporter, it's best if you have a pretty clear idea in mind what your story's going to end up being about.

Andrew Jenner

You maybe haven't heard of orchardgrass, but it's an important feed grass for livestock in Virginia, and has been a major crop here for decades.

Andrew Jenner

The edge of the Marcellus shale formation, a lucrative source of natural gas from fracking in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, extends into the very western edge of Virginia.

Andrew Jenner

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story.

Andrew Jenner

Lots of media coverage of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has focused on the people fighting hard to stop it.

Western National Roundup photo

We all kind of know what physical characteristics makes people look fit and healthy.

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