Jenna Bush Hager Biography
Jenna Bush Hager is an American television personality and author serving as a correspondent, contributor and co-host of The Today Show.
Jenna Bush Hager Age
She was born on November 25, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Jenna Bush Hager Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Jenna Bush Hager Education
Jenna went to Preston Hollow Elementary School, the Hockaday School and finally graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. In 1996, she joined Austin High School and graduated in 2000.
She joined the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a degree in English in 2004. She also took summer classes at New York University.
Jenna was a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta, her mother’s sorority.
Jenna Bush Hager College Misdemeanor
While in college, Jenna was arrested for alcohol related charges twice within 5 weeks. On April 29, 2001, she was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. On May 29, 2001, she was charged with another misdemeanor of attempting to use a fake ID with the name “Barbara Pierce,” her paternal grandmother’s maiden name to purchase alcohol. She pleaded no contest to both charges.
Jenna Bush Hager Parents
Hager is the daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush.
Her father, George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He is also a member of the Republican Party and he previously served as the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. Born into the Bush family, his father, George H. W. Bush, served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Her mother, Laura Bush is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She also served as First Lady of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Jenna Bush Hager Siblings
She has a fraternal twin sister, Barbara Pierce Bush. Barbara is an American activist and she is the co-founder and the chair of the board of the non-profit organization Global Health Corps.
Jenna Bush Hager Husband
Jenna married Henry Chase Hager on May 10, 2008 in a private ceremony at her parents’ Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas. They met during the 2004 presidential campaign and became engaged in August 2007. Before proposing, Hager asked President Bush for permission to marry his daughter, Jenna. Their relationship became public when they appeared together at a White House dinner for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in November 2005.
Henry Hager attended St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia, and holds a MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He worked as a U.S. Department of Commerce aide for Carlos Gutierrez and as a White House aide for Karl Rove. He is also the son of former Virginia Republican Party Chairman John H. Hager, who previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and as the U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary under George W. Bush.
Jenna Bush Hager Kids
She has three children; her first daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager was born on April 13, 2013, her second daughter, Poppy Louise Hager was born on August 13, 2015 and her third child and first son, Henry Harold “Hal” Hager was born on August 2, 2019.
Jenna Bush Hager NBC
In August 2009, NBC hired Hager as a correspondent and contributor for The Today Show.
She also fills in as the orange room anchor during the 7AM-9AM hours and substitute for Kathie Lee Gifford or Hoda Kotb during the 4th hour.
In March 2019, she started Read with Jenna, a monthly book club on Today Show. In April 2019, Hager began co-anchoring the fourth hour of Today with Hoda Kotb following Kathie Lee Gifford’s departure.
She previously, worked at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half as a teacher’s aide. She took a leave of absence from the charter school position to work at a shelter as part of an internship for UNICEF’s Educational Policy Department in Latin America, specifically Panama. After her internship for UNICEF, Hager returned to her position at the charter school in Washington, D.C.
Hager currently works as a part-time reading coordinator at the SEED Public Charter School in Baltimore, Maryland, and contributes a monthly news story about education for the Today show.
Jenna Bush Hager Books
Hager is the author of The New York Times bestseller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Ana’s Story is based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother with HIV, who struggles to shield her child from the life she had of abuse and neglect.
She’s the co-author with her mother, Laura Bush, of the children’s book Read All About It! Hager and Mrs. Bush also released a second children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, which celebrates the Centennial of the National Park Service, and encourages children to go outside and explore America’s parks.
She also co-wrote a book with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush titled Sisters First, which was released in October, 2017 and became a New York Times best-seller. In November 2019, Hager and Barbara Bush released the illustrated children’s version of Sisters First, also a New York Times best-seller.
Jenna Bush Hager Salary
Her annual salary is estimated at $4 million.
Jenna Bush Hager Net Worth
She has a net worth of $10 million.
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