Jul 22nd, 2020
Jennie Stencel (born May 19, 1976) was formerly the traffic reporter at KENS-TV, a CBS affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, United States. She started on-air at the station in August 2014 and she departed after one year to return to North Carolina. She cited the early mornings as her reason for leaving. She was previously at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from January 2006 to May 2010.
According to WXII-TV's segment which appeared in June 2006, Stencel was hired because of her comedic background and talents to provide the lighter side of the news. She was known for her on-air antics including rapping the traffic report, appearing in her pajamas and reporting as Traffic Girl, the traffic superhero (in costume), "flying" across the triad.
Stencel's traffic rap was used on VH1's WebJunk in June 2006 and ended up as #11 in the year's top forty viral videos on the VH1 countdown. The traffic rap is known to have aired on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, E!'s The Soup, and CNN. The rap, as well as the Traffic Girl segments, can also be found on YouTube.com.