Biography of Jenna Bush Hager, American Journalist, Author and Teacher
Jenna Bush Hager is an American news personality, teacher, author, and journalist. Through her career, she has impacted lives and continues to touch lives with her various publications such as ‘Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope’
Jenna Bush Hager is the daughter of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush’s and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Keep reading to know more about her.
Jenna Bush Hager Quick Profile
- Full Names: Jenna Welch Bush
- Date of Birth: November 25 1981
- Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas US
- Age: 40 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Father: George W. Bush
- Mother: Laura Bush
- Siblings: Barbara ( twin sister)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm)
- Weight: 53 kg
- Almamater: the University of Texas at Austin
- Profession: Television Journalist Author and Teacher
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Henry Chase Hager (m. 2008)
- Children: 3
Jenna Bush Hager Bio
Early Life and Education
Jenna Bush Hager was born on November 25, 1981, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas to 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, one minute after her fraternal twin sister, Barbara.
She was given the name of her maternal grandmother Jenna Hawkins at birth. Jenna’s paternal grandparents were also former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush.
As Jenna and her twin sister grew up in Dallas, they were both enrolled at Preston Hollow Elementary School and later attended The Hockaday School.
In 1994, her family had to move to Austin, Texas after her father was elected Governor of Texas. She studied at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and in 1996, she started schooling at Austin High School and graduated in 2000.
She was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority She appeared severally with her sister on behalf of their father’s re-election campaign, including a speech at the Republican Convention.
Early Career and Books
In summer 2006, after the election, Jenna began working at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington. She taught third grade as a teacher’s aide and it lasted for a year and a half.
That same year, she visited Africa with her mother when she took a leave of absence from the charter school position. She travelled to work as an intern for UNICEF charity and taught in Latin America.
Jenna later returned to her position at the charter school in Washington, D.C after her internship for UNICEF.
Her experience gained while working for UNICEF inspired her to chronicle them into a children’s book. The book was titled ‘Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope’. This book was based on the life of a 17-year-old Latin American single mother infected with HIV.
The announcement for the publishing of the book was made in March 2007 and was released on September 28, 2007 printing 500,000 copies
Jenna and her mother co-authored the book ‘Read All About It!, a book urging children to read which was published on April 22, 2008.
On November 26, 2012, Jenna became the editor-at-large of Southern Living magazine
Other books by Jenna
- Our Great Big Backyard – 2016
- Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life – 2017
- Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss – 2020.
In March 2019, Jenna launched and started her monthly book club, ‘Read with Jenna’ in Today Show.
In addition, Jenna began working as an NBC news correspondent and contributing correspondent and anchor for NBC’s Today show in 2009. She interviewed important people like Michelle Obama in 2018 and often appeared with the anchors on set.
In April 2019, Jenna replaced the retiring Kathie Lee Gifford and joined Kotb as co-host of the fourth hour of Today.
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Jenna Bush Hager Net Worth
Jenna has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Jenna got married to her husband Henry Chase Hager on May 10, 2008, at her parents’ Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas. The couple met during the 2004 presidential campaign and on August 15, 2007, their engagement took place.
Henry Hager is the son of former Virginia Republican Party Chairman John H. Hager. He was also a White House aide for Karl Rove.
The couple welcomed their first daughter Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager, named after her grandmothers on April 13, 2013, in New York City, followed by their second child, daughter Poppy Louise Hager, on August 13, 2015, and third, son, Henry Harold “Hal” Hager, born on August 2, 2019.
Jenna Bush Hager Bio, Husband, Books, Instagram and Age.