Jenna Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Name: Jennifer Johnson
Status: Alive
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: Northwestern University
Profession: Northwestern University:
College Student
Played by: Riley Voelkel
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
Episodes: 14 appearances
First episode: "We Just Decided To"
Last episode: "What Kind of Day Has It Been"

Jenna Johnson, commonly called Jenny, is a college student. She attended a question and answer session at Northwestern University to speak to Will McAvoy, Lewis and Sharon. She asked the three what makes America the greatest country on Earth. McAvoy rebuked her naivete and offered data undermining her assumption. ("We Just Decided To")

Behind the scenesEdit

Jenny is a minor character in the first, second and third seasons. She is played by co-star Riley Voelkel.


She also appears in Episode 10 of Season 1. She visits the newsroom in hopes to get hired for an internship. Upon discovering her presence, Will confronts her and presses her to ask her "idiot question" again, although this time, he simply replies, "You do," and tells Mac to hire her for the internship.

Season 1
"We Just Decided To" "News Night 2.0" "The 112th Congress" "I'll Try to Fix You" "Amen"
"Bullies" "5/1" "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn" "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" "The Greater Fool"
Season 2
"First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" "The Genoa Tip" "Willie Pete" "Unintended Consequences" "News Night with Will McAvoy"
"One Step Too Many" "Red Team III" "Election Night, Part I" "Election Night, Part II"
Season 3
"Boston" "Run" "Main Justice" "Contempt" "Oh Shenandoah"
"What Kind of Day Has It Been"