Jennie is a native of Cache Valley, and attended Logan High School and Utah State University where she worked on the school newspaper for both schools. Jennie worked several years for The Herald Journal as both a news and features reporter. In 1972, Jennie joined the Cache Valley Media group as the News Director and as a host of the radio program CrossTalk on KVNU. In 2017, Jennie was inducted into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame, commemorating her 45th year on KVNU. Jennie married Ross F. Christensen who passed away in 2011. She has three sons, three grandsons, five great grandsons, and one great granddaughter.