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Jennifer Zielinski is the videographer for Castanet news.

She is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT. She also has Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from Thompson Rivers University.

Before joining the Castanet team, Jennifer worked as a traffic and news reporter for CKTB talk radio in St. Catherines, Ontario. From there she went to be an associate producer at CBC Radio One in Vancouver.

Jennifer is also the Community Outreach Ambassador and video producer for events for the Kelowna BC SPCA.

In her spare time she can be found squishing her smooshy faced cat, Gordon.
Latest Articles from Jennifer Zielinski

Your thoughts on crime

Jul 22, 2016 / 3:51 pm

After a Statistics Canada report released figures pointing to the Central Okanagan as having the second highest crime rate, Castanet wanted to know what residents thought. Out of the 33 metropolitan areas, the region between Peachland and Lake

Town hall success

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:35 pm

Photo: Facebook - Stephen Fuhr CD MP A town hall meeting on electoral reform was well-attended with engaged Okanagan residents, according to local MP Stephen Fuhr. The Liberal MP says the Monday night event had one of the better turn outs

Get fit and have fun

Jul 21, 2016 / 4:59 pm

Download, log in and get hiking. The City of Kelowna is making Knox Mountain a lot more interesting thanks to an app that lets you explore the outdoors in an interactive way. Launched as a project through the brand Active by Nature, event development

Art connects tribes

Jul 18, 2016 / 6:25 pm

After a call out to the community to design a logo for the SncÉ™wips Heritage Museum, a Westbank First Nations member’s sketch was chosen. Jordan Coble, the curatorial heritage researcher for the museum, says the public art committee was

Honoured after 50 years

Jul 18, 2016 / 5:02 pm

Gone but not forgotten. It’s been 50 years almost to the day since Garry Drachenberg died while on duty as a Kelowna firefighter. Now, his family and local fire officials are honouring the fallen firefighter for what will likely be the

A reptilian adventure

Jul 17, 2016 / 12:00 pm

They might not be fluffy but that doesn’t mean some don’t think they’re cute. The animals at the Okanagan World of Reptiles help provide an opportunity to educate the public through a hands-on experience, instead of a more snuggly experience. Pat

Critical Mass pedals forward

Jul 16, 2016 / 5:30 am

Photo: Contributed A gentle protest to remind drivers that cyclists are also vehicles was the premise behind the second annual Critical Mass event in Kelowna. Landon Bradshaw rallied more than 50 people with bicycles to gather at the

Parkinson's paddle complete

Jul 16, 2016 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The father-son duo paddling their way to raise money for Parkinson’s research have completed their trip and raised a whopping $15,000. The two took off from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and ended their 700-kilometre

Back alley art attack

Jul 14, 2016 / 5:39 pm

From the back alleys of São Paulo to the streets of Kelowna, Bruno Smokey has been armed with art for many years. No longer tagging Pichação, Bruno’s talent has strongly progressed due in part because of his

Desperate to save family

Jul 13, 2016 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The last time Maher Alasmar saw his mother was more than five years ago, when he could take her and his sister for a quiet evening walk around their Syrian neighbourhood. Now Alasmar’s mother is dead, two weeks