TV news reporter, 26, is killed in a motorcycle crash in south Florida after driver 'lost control and smashed into a tree'

 A television news reporter from Florida has lost her life after the motorcycle she was riding on lost control and slammed into a tree. 

Jenny Lenzini, 26, was riding on the back of the bike on Saturday when the driver lost control and came off the road in North Port, Florida, between Sarasota and Fort Myers.

The driver was killed at the scene while Lenzini was airlifted to hospital in Sarasota where she also later died.

Reporter Jenny Lenzini, 26, who worked for NBC2 & ABC7 in southwest Florida was killed after being involved in a motorbike crash on Saturday afternoon

Reporter Jenny Lenzini, 26, who worked for NBC2 & ABC7 in southwest Florida was killed after being involved in a motorbike crash on Saturday afternoon

The journalist had only recently begun working for NBC2 and ABC7 in southwest Florida in July. 

In recent months she had covered everything from the coronavirus and Tropical Storm Laura as well as securing an interview with a Proud Boys leader.

'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 broadcasters said.

'Her bright smile and passion for storytelling made her an instant standout in the Fort Myers television market. 

'She idolized Diane Sawyer growing up and loved being around people,' WBBH-TV noted. 

She started her career at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa, pictured, as a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist before moving to Florida in July

She started her career at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa, pictured, as a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist before moving to Florida in July

Lenzini's former co-workers were said to be 'all in shock' after learning of her tragic death

Lenzini's former co-workers were said to be 'all in shock' after learning of her tragic death

Lenzini began her career as a weekend anchor and multi-media journalist at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa. 

'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,' KTIV news director Keith Bliven said. 

He said that her former co-workers were 'all in shock' after learning of her tragic death.

Lenzini grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She is survived by five other siblings. 

Lenzini joined moved to Florida this summer. Her broadcast colleagues said her bright smile and passion for storytelling made her an instant standout in the Fort Myers television market

Lenzini joined moved to Florida this summer. Her broadcast colleagues said her bright smile and passion for storytelling made her an instant standout in the Fort Myers television market

Lenzini grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She is survived by five siblings

Lenzini grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. She is survived by five siblings


TV news reporter, 26, is killed in a motorcycle crash in south Florida after driver 'lost control and smashed into a tree' TV news reporter, 26, is killed in a motorcycle crash in south Florida after driver 'lost control and smashed into a tree' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:44 Rating: 5

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