Jenna Bush Joins the Today Show
Jenna Hager (formerly Jenna Bush) doesn’t think her experiences as the daughter of George W. Bush are “that interesting,” but it seems that the Today Show has another opinion. According to The Huffington Post, they’ve hired her as a new correspondent.
The 27 year-old will contribute stories about once a month on issues like education. She has been working as a teacher in Baltimore, and has also written two books. When Today‘s executive producer Jim Bell brought up the idea of working in television, she was intrigued. “It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do,” she said. “But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.” It must be nice to have people just call you up and ask you to be on TV, no?
Jenna has been on the Today Show twice before; once was two years ago, when she promoted her book about an HIV-infected single mother, Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope. She also co-hosted an hour of the show with her mother, Laura Bush, around the time their picture book came out.
She’s not quitting her day job; she’ll continue working at the school, where she’s a reading coordinator this year, and she’ll also work out of the Today Show’s Washington bureau. Her first story, which will most likely be about education, should air sometime next month.