Jenn Schanz

Why Did Jenn Schanz Leave WXYZ Channel 7?

Who is Jenn Schanz?

Jenn Schanz is best known for her stint at WXYZ-TV where she worked as a Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. She reported on a variety of community-impacting topics, such as business, education, healthcare, and human interest pieces, with an emphasis on local news.

Jenn Schanz Age

Shanz was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. She is currently in her mid-30s. Jenn has not revealed her exact age and year of birth. All we know for sure is that she was raised in Ann Arbor and Traverse City, Michigan.

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Jenn Schanz Education

Schanz graduated in 2012 from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. During her time there, she landed internship programs at WMAQ, the NBC affiliate in Chicago, and the Chicago Tribune.

Jenn Schanz Height

The former WXYZ journalist stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Jenn Schanz Wife

Schanz married her husband, Eric Rizzi on August 24, 2019, in her native homeland. However, little is known about Eric because first of all, he doesn’t have a social media profile. Secondly, he rarely appears to the public, unlike his wife. Their marriage life is so private that it is not known whether or not they have children together. 

Why Did Jenn Schanz Leave WXYZ?

Jenn announced on June 23, 2023, through her Twitter handle that her last day on air would be on the 28th of June. She released a statement saying that she and her husband would be relocating to Chicago, a place very close to their hearts. Jenn told her fans to stay tuned as she would update them on her next move.

Schanz and her colleagues

Looking back on her career, Jenn has worked in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Buffalo, New York, as a general and special assignment reporter. She most recently worked as a weekend morning anchor at Detroit, Michigan’s WXYZ-TV.

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She worked as an intern for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, WMAQ-TV through the DePaul Documentary Project, and Tribune Interactive during her time in college. She also worked as a reporter for Good Day DePaul and as the Opinions editor for The DePaulia, both of which contributed to campus journalism.

Jenn’s efforts in the Feature and Spot News categories earned her two Associated Press honors. Her role in WIVB’s “Break Out” program, which followed the 2015 prison breakout of Clinton Correctional convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt, earned her a Nebraska Broadcasters Association Gold Award and an Emmy nomination.

Jenn was recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her work on the new series “Inside The Epidemic,” which delves deeply into the opioid issue in western New York. Additionally, “Inside the Epidemic” took up the number-one award in the Documentary Category of the New York Associated Press award.

In conclusion, Jenn loves to engage with people whenever she is on assignment in the streets. She believes that creating a good relationship with the audience is key to fostering a good environment in the community.

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