Jonathan Turner


Jonathan Turner has been a digital reporter at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Ill., since September 2021. He’s been a full-time journalist since 1988 and has written for daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Connecticut, and since 1995, in the Quad Cities. He’s especially passionate about covering arts and culture. A longtime piano player, he earned his bachelor’s in music from Oberlin College and a master’s in music education from Indiana University. Jonathan has accompanied musicals, singers, choirs, and instrumentalists, and since 1999, has played regularly for a Lutheran church. He wrote a history book about downtown Davenport, A Brief History of Bucktown, published by The History Press in 2016, and contributed an essay to the anthology These Interesting Times: Surviving 2020 in the Quad Cities. Check out more of his writing at

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