Jayda McClendon joined NBC Montana in September 2018 and works as the KTVM reporter in Butte.
Born and raised in Palmdale, California, Jayda is used to warmer weather, but living in Chicago for a year prepared her for Montana’s winter temperatures.
Jayda’s news career started with broadcast radio in San Francisco, California. She was a radio news intern at KQED and then a production assistant at KCBS.
Jayda attended San Francisco State University, where she majored in print/online journalism and minored in humanities. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Chicago, Illinois.
In her spare time Jayda loves to bargain hunt both in store and online and satisfy her sweet tooth at local bakeries. Surprisingly, chocolate is on her list of dislikes.
Jayda’s a city girl at heart, so she looks forward to becoming one with nature in Montana.
If you have any story ideas you’d like to discuss you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter @JaydaNBCMT.