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Tianna Jenkins

Hi, I’m Tianna, but you can call me Tee.
I’m a Multimedia Journalist and I love being able to capture great moments on camera.

I was born and raised in Washington D.C and graduated from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

I recently worked in the Central Texas area.

Everything is bigger in Texas, but my dreams of living in Florida were bigger.

So I traded in my rodeo tickets and cowgirl boots for flip flops and palm trees in SWFL.

I enjoy telling community stories and being the voice of the people.

When I’m not telling stories I’m probably boxing, dancing or enjoying good food.

SWFL is beautiful and I’m happy to call it my new home.

Have a story idea? Feel free to Hit Me Up! Tianna.Jenkins@helloswfl.com

My Recent Work

FMPD Plans to Tackle Juvenile Crime, Delinquency, Child Hunger
The Fort Myers Police Department is stepping up to the plate to end child hunger in Southwest Florida. On

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How To Prevent Brain-Eating Amoeba Present in Freshwater
Five years ago today a boy named Zachary Reyna from LaBelle passed away after fighting a hard battle with

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You Can Hide From Google
The Associated Press published an in-depth report about how “Google tracks your movements” on your mobile devices. Depending on your

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Knock, Knock: How to Protect Yourself From Scammers at Your Door
“A second can make a difference when that guy is knocking on your door,” Miriam Dotson, a Crime Prevention Practitioner

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Collier County Schools Make Changes to Mental Health Services
School starts Wednesday for kids in Collier County. And one of the biggest changes will be more access to

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Red Tide: Is It Safe to Eat Seafood?
We had one question. Is it safe to eat seafood during red tide events? You can’t see or taste

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A Fishy Proposal: Red Tide Awareness Photos
Do these engagement photos look fishy to you? Not because they are wearing masks…or because these engagement photos are

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Red Tide vs. Blue-Green Algae: There is a Difference
Two different problems. The problem has gotten big enough here in Florida for Governor Rick Scott to declare a

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Cell Phones in the Classroom: What’s the Big Deal
Cell phones distracting students in classrooms has been a hot topic for quite some time.     Oasis Middle School

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Funeral Etiquette: What’s Appropriate?
Funerals are never easy. It’s a time when people come together to honor someone’s life. But did you know

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What’s next for Wisner Desmaret?
Southwest Florida is mourning the loss of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. He died one week after he was shot in the

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Breastfeeding in Public is Legal in All 50 States
In July, Idaho, and Utah finally passed a law allowing women to breastfeed their infants in public. Now mothers in

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Motivating the Disabled
At times, adults with disabilities require a little extra help to help them in their everyday life. In Southwest

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Social Media: How Young is Too Young?
Social media. It seems like everyone has an Instagram profile, Twitter account, and Facebook these days. Businesses, friends, pets,

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It Doesn’t Run on Gas, You’ve Gotta Charge It!
Electric cars are making their way into Southwest Florida, but are there car charging stations to go with them?

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Cape Coral Police Urgently Hiring
Cape Coral Police Department is hiring and will need to fill slots in time for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Water Rescue in Southwest Florida
In Thailand, 12 boys and their coach were finally rescued from a flooded cave after nearly three weeks. The

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Fort Myers Police Chief Talks Freeh Report
Fort Myers Police Chief, Derrick Diggs, recently sat down with HelloSWFL to discuss improvements within the department. Last year,

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Are Mid-Week Holidays Good for Businesses?
The Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year. While many offices and businesses were closed for Independence Day

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Red Tide: Is It Coming?
The National Weather Service issued beach hazard warnings for red tide and it’s supposed to be in effect through

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City of Fort Myers Approves Funding for School Resource Officers
Schools in Lee County are getting a little safer just in time for the next school year. The City

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FMPD Moves on to Next Step for Police Reform
Fort Myers has moved on to the next step in effort to improve the the police department. Freeh Group

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Suicide by the Numbers, and Ways to Help
The world lost two celebrities this week to suicide. Only days apart, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their

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Slot Car Heaven in Lehigh Acres
Over the past 40 years, Matthew Graham managed to collect more than six thousand slot cars, and he displays,

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Lake Okeechobee Water Release Discolors Sanibel Island Waters
The water along Sanibel Island is looking a little…mucky. Check out this image taken by the City from June

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Rainy Season and Snakes
With more rain expected in the coming weeks, Southwest Florida wildlife will be searching for places to stay dry, particularly,

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Lock It Up! Unlocked Cars Being Stolen in Fort Myers
Check your cars! So far in 2018, 57 percent of vehicles stolen were unlocked, of those vehicles 36 percent

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“New Beginnings” for Young Mothers
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need a fresh start. The non-profit organization, The New Beginnings of

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Don’t Forget to Update Your Flood Insurance
It’s rainy season in Southwest Florida, and June 1st officially marks the start of hurricane season. Florida officials are reminding

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Fort Myers SRO Funding Solution in the Works
The City of Fort Myers and Lee County School District are working together to make sure School Resource Officers, or

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How Lee County Sheriff’s Office Is Handling The Rise Of School Threats
“This isn’t a joke; this isn’t something you should consider doing. If you make a threat, there is a very

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How Cold Water Immersion Tubs Are Protecting Local Athletes This Summer
It’s getting hotter and hotter outside as summer approaches fast. And already, young athletes are practicing in exhausting temperatures. A

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Florida courts standing by “Stand Your Ground” law change
The Stand Your Ground law protects a person who acts in self-defense when they fear for their life. Last year,

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Possible tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico
Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1 — but Southwest Florida is already watching for a tropical storm

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Veterans’ Flag Pole Wiped Out By Irma Reinstalled In City Cemetery
There was a time where the American flag did not fly over more than 30 veterans’ graves in the Oak

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Boy Scouts Of America Name Change
The Boy Scouts of America is making big changes within its organization including changing one of its programs name.

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What Are Kids Missing?
After two teenagers were arrested and charged for a murder in Lehigh Acres some people are asking what are

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Cape Coral Police Department Looking for Car Burglars
The Cape Coral Police Department needs your help tracking down some car burglars. Do you know these guys? Have

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Hendry County to Arm School Staff
Hendry County will be among the first to train and arm staff members in their schools. The Hendry County

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Kids Abandoned at Daycare
A Daycare worker walked out and left four children with out any adult supervision on Saturday. Royal Crown Academy

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Domestic Violence in Southwest Florida
Domestic violence is a problem all over the country and in Florida. We wanted to know how many incidents

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Naples City And County Leaders Looking To Address Affordable Housing Problem
Naples city and council leaders are looking to start a plan to address the affordable housing problem in the

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Where Can You Go If You Can’t Afford High Priced Medications?
A local Pharmacy is handing out advice when it comes affording high price medications. “You never want to hear

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