Jennifer Donelan Leaves WJLA

By Kevin Eck 

Jennifer Donelan no longer works at Washington, D.C. ABC affiliate WJLA.

Her bio has been removed from the station website.

“It’s with sadness that I announce that Jennifer Donelan has decided to move on,” news director Mitch Jacob wrote in a note to staff obtained by TVSpy. “Since joining the ABC7 team ten years ago, Jennifer has amazed us with her skill in reporting some of the toughest crime stories in our area. Her depth of law enforcement contacts, her work ethic, and her dedication are recognized, valued and appreciated. She’s got big shoes that will be tough to fill. All of us here at ABC7 wish her the very best as she moves on to her next chapter.”

Donelan worked for CBS NewsPath as its Chicago correspondent before joining WJLA in April 2006. She worked at WDIV in Detroit before that.

In the video below, she talks about having a heart attack at the age of 36.