'My heart is shattered': Journalist, 26, killed in tragic accident

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

Tributes have flown in for a 26-year-old TV reporter who died in a tragic motorcycle crash over the weekend.

Jenny Lenzini, a reporter for NBC2 and ABC7 in the US, was on the back of a motorcycle when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree in Florida.

NBC2 paid tribute to their own reporter while confirming her death. The news outlet said Lenzini was taken to hospital following the crash where she later died.

The driver reportedly died at the scene of the crash.

Jenny Lenzini, a news reporter from Florida died following a motorcycle crash over the weekend. Source: Facebook
Jenny Lenzini, a news reporter from Florida died following a motorcycle crash over the weekend. Source: Facebook

Lenzini, originally from Illinois, only started at the networks this year after working in Iowa at KTIV.

“Jenny covered stories that mattered most to our community in Charlotte County and Lee County,” NBC2 said.

“She was always diligent in her work and made sure you knew how grateful and thankful she was to be reporting in Southwest Florida.”

Lenzini’s colleagues and friends have also paid tribute to her on social media.

NBC2 anchor Lisa Spooner said she was “just heartbroken” and explained she had started spending time with her over the past few months.

“We would go to dinner or chat about ways she could improve in her career. She was even coming over for Thanksgiving,” Spooner said on Facebook.

“Saturday morning we were at boot camp together. Several hours later, she was gone. She suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident that she just couldn’t overcome.

“I can’t imagine what her family is going through because her work family is grieving tonight.”

Jenny Lenzini was a news reporter for NBC2 and ABC7, the network and her colleagues have paid tribute to her on social media. Source: Facebook
Jenny Lenzini was a news reporter for NBC2 and ABC7, the network and her colleagues have paid tribute to her on social media. Source: Facebook

One of Lenzini’s colleagues from Iowa’s KTIV described her as the “lightest light” who had a contagious laugh and smile.

“I have no words. God gained the most beautiful angel. My heart is just shattered,” Haley Meacham wrote on Facebook.

“Jenny was that person you always wanted to be around. She always encouraged me and was so positive about life.”

According to Lenzini’s profile on NBC2, she graduated from the University of Illinois and grew up watching Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America and always enjoyed hearing people’s stories.

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.