McKenna is a junior and editor-in-chief of her high school's newspaper, The King's Courier. She became interested in journalism in ninth grade, when she began contacting music publicity companies in her free time. She incessantly asked them to send her free music, writing album reviews in return. Now, McKenna photographs local shows and looks forward to covering concerts on most weekends. When she's not listening to music, she is playing it, spending most of her free time with a guitar in hand.