Monday, August 31, 2009

Jenna Bush's New Job

NBC’s “Today” Show hired Jenna Bush Hager as a correspondent. Jenna will be doing once a month stories on topics like education, which fits with her teaching career rather than anything political. She will also continue to work for the charter school, as a reading coordinator. Her first segment is supposed to air in September – it will be interesting to see how she does. Jim Bell, the executive producer, said he got the idea after she was on the show to promote her book and then with her mother to promote their book:
Bell said he got the idea after seeing Hager in two "Today" appearances. She was on the program two years ago to promote her book about an HIV-infected single mother, "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope," and it went so well that a short interview was stretched to nearly a half hour. She and her mother, Laura Bush, also co-hosted an hour of "Today" around the time their picture book came out.

It will be interesting to see how this former First Daughter does on TV.

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