• Mon, Aug 31 2009

Jenna Bush Signs On as Today Show Correspondent

Jenna Bush Hager has signed on as a correspondent for the Today show after the executive producer approached her.  The 27-year-old daughter of former President The Tonight Show with Jay LenoGeorge W. Bush is now a married teacher in Baltimore but she will be contributing once a month to the daytime talk show on issues like education.

"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."

This won’t be Jenna’s first appearance on the Today show.  She once appeared during a segment called “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope” about a single mother living with HIV (that was really good – did you see it?) and then she was also on with her mom, Laura Bush.

What do you think of this news?  I actually think it’s pretty cool because she really did seem comfortable when she was on before and I think that people will tune in simply because she’s a former First Daughter. 

It’s not like she’s talking about celebrity gossip so whatever helps increase viewership about topics like education is great in my book!

image: Zuma Press

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