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Jenna Spinelle

A reporter's curiosity with a marketer's mindset
Member since 2020


  • State College, PA

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Reporting, interviewing, writing, marketing, PR, project management, audience development.
  • Business
  • Reporting
  • Writing

About Jenna

Jenna Spinelle loves a good story and has spent the past 15 years telling them as a journalist, marketing professional, and most recently, as a podcaster. She is the communications specialist for the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State, where she hosts and produces the Democracy Works podcast in collaboration with WPSU, central Pennsylvania's NPR station. She is also the founder of The Democracy Group, a network of podcasts about civic engagement, civil discourse, and democracy. When she’s not podcasting, Jenna plans and executes all of the McCourtney Institute’s external communications. She also teaches journalism in Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and works with national and international clients as a freelance writer and marketer.

Jenna's Portfolio



  • Audience Development
  • Interviewing
  • Marketing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Show Development


  • Zoom H6
  • Rodecaster Pro