A NEWS reporter in Florida was tragically killed when a motorcycle she was riding on smashed into a tree.
Jenny Lenzini, 26, had just started in July with Waterman Broadcasting – which operates channels NBC2 and ABC7 in southwest Florida, WBBH-TV reported.
News reporter Jenny Lenzini was tragically killed when a motorcycle she was on crashed and smashed into a tree[/caption]
Lenzini, 26, had just started in July with Waterman Broadcasting[/caption]
Lenzini started her career at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa[/caption]
Lenzini was riding on the back of a motorcycle when the driver lost control of the bike and hit a tree on Saturday, according to her workplace.
The driver died at the scene and the young reporter was flown to a hospital in Sarasota where she later died.
“Jenny covered stories that mattered most to our community in Charlotte County and Lee County. She was always diligent in her work and made sure you knew how grateful and thankful she was to be reporting in Southwest Florida,” the outlet said.
Lenzini started her career as a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa.
KTIV news director Keith Bliven said Sunday evening that employees of the station were “all in shock” after learning of the tragedy, the Sioux City Journal reported.
“It’s like a gut punch. She had a great future ahead of her, and did great things, and she was going to do great things,” Bliven said.
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Lenzini grew up in the Crystal Lake suburb of Chicago and is survived by five other siblings.
“She idolized Diane Sawyer growing up and loved being around people,” WBBH-TV reported.
The tragic death comes just months after 26-year-old Nina Kapur, a reporter for CBS2 in New York, was killed while riding on a Revel scooter.
Kapur, who was a passenger on the Vespa-like scooter died after “the operator swerved for an unknown reason” and the two “fell to the roadway as a result,” an NYPD detective told The New York Times.