Jenna Spesard

Jenna Spesard

Local resident Jenna Spesard is ready for her close-up. Spesard will appear in the pilot episode “Ugly Betty,” a new television sitcom on ABC. That show is scheduled to be on channel 10, WICS ABC affiliate starting at 7 p.m.

Jenna is the daughter of Alan and Beki Spesard. She is presently attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she is studying cinema.

Alan Spesard, who is the Shelby County Engineer said his daughter will appear briefly in the opening episode as a model.

Spesard caught the acting bug as a senior at Shelbyville High School.

“She took a broadcasting class her senior year and she really enjoyed it,” said Spesard. “That class got her started in the direction of cinema.

Spesard went on to say his daughter would really like to be a director someday.

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