Jenna Bush Hager Wiki
Jenna Bush Hager Bio
|Jenna Bush Hager (birth name Jenna Welch Bush) was born on 25th November 1981. She is an American news personality, teacher, author, and journalist.
Jenna Bush is the younger of the sororal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and a granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. She and her sister Barbara Pierce Bush were the first twin children of a U.S. president.
Jenna Bush became an author, an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, and a television personality on NBC, being featured most prominently as a member of The Today Show as a correspondent, contributor, and co-host after her father’s presidency in 2009.
|Jenna Bush Hager Age||
She was born on 25th November 1981Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Jenna Bush Hager Education||The University of Texas at Austin(BA)|
|Occupation||Teacher’s aide, author, correspondent|
|Jenna Bush Hager Husband||
Henry Chase Hager (m. 2008)
|Jenna Bush Hager Children||2 Daughters, Margaret Hager, Poppy Louise Hager|
|Jenna Bush Hager Parent(s)||
|Jenna Bush Hager Sister||Barbara Pierce Bush (twin sister)|
Jenna Bush Hager Early Life and Education
Jenna Bush was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and named after her maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch. While growing up in Dallas, she and her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush went to school at Preston Hollow Elementary School and then The Hockaday School. In 1994, after her father was elected Governor of Texas and the family moved to Austin, Texas, Bush was a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and attended Austin High School from 1996 until her graduation in 2000.
She went to the University of Texas at Austin and took summer classes at New York University after her father became president in 2001. She was a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta, her mother’s sorority. While there, Jenna and her sister Barbara made national headlines when they were both arrested for alcohol-related charges twice within 5 weeks: on 29th April 2001, Jenna was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of alcohol under the age of 21 in Austin. On May 29, 2001, Jenna was charged with another misdemeanor — 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 graduated from UT Austin with a degree in English in 2004.
Jenna Bush initially asked her father not to run for president in 2000. Her father told her that he and her mother needed to live their lives. She became actively involved in the 2004 campaign in the winter of 2003. She made media appearances during the summer of 2004 prior to the election. She and her sister made several joint public appearances, including giving a speech to the Republican Convention on 31st August 2004. She made headlines when she was found sticking her tongue out to media photographers at a campaign stop in St. Louis. Jenna and Barbara took turns traveling to swing states with their father and also gave a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue.
Jenna Bush Hager Career
Before leaving Washington, D.C. in summer 2006 after the end of George W. Bush’s Presidency, Jenna Bush 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. Upon completing her internship for UNICEF, Jenna Bush returned to her position at the charter school in Washington, D.C. She 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.
On 26th November 2012, Jenna Bush was named editor-at-large of Southern Living magazine.
Jenna Bush Hager NBC’s Today Show
Jenna Bush was hired by NBC as a correspondent and contributor for the Today Show in August 2009.
Jenna Bush’s profile has increased on Today including filling in as the orange room anchor during the 7AM- 9 AM hours and substituting for Kathie Lee Gifford or Hoda Kotb during the 4th hour.
Jenna Bush Hager Husband, Henry Chase Hager, and Children
Jenna Bush and her husband, Henry Chase Hager (born May 9, 1978) became engaged in August 2007. They first met during her father’s 2004 presidential campaign, Before Hager proposed, he asked former President Bush for permission to marry his daughter. Their relationship became public in November 2005 when the two appeared together at a White House dinner for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Henry Hager attended St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia, and holds an 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 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 and Henry Chase Hager wedding took place in a private ceremony on 10th May 2008, at her parents’ Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.
On 12th December 2012, Henry and Jenna Bush announced on the Today Show that they were expecting a child. Their firstborn daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager, was born in April 2013, in New York City. Their second daughter was born in August 2015. She is named Poppy Louise Hager, “Poppy” being President George H. W. Bush’s childhood nickname and “Louise” is the middle name of Jenna’s maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch.
Jenna Bush Hager Political Party
Jenna Bush also serves on the board of the Greenwich International Film Festival.
Unlike most of her relatives (but like her twin sister Barbara), Hager is not a member of the Republican Party. While registering to vote in New York, she mistakenly registered with the Independence Party of New York while meaning to declare herself a nonpartisan. In 2010, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush told People that they preferred not to identify with any political party, stating, “We’re both very independent thinkers.”
Jenna Bush Hager Tribute to her Grandfather George H. W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager paid tribute to her grandfather George H. W. Bush who died on 30th November 2018 aged 94 in a touching open letter that celebrates the close bond he had with his family – and the incredibly special memories they each treasure from throughout his life.
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What a gift that my girls got to know our Gampy. What an honor that we could name our Poppy after such a principled, humble, kind man who we all loved fiercely and who loved us back. I read this letter—he wrote us—with new eyes: Remember the old song? "I'll be there, ready when you are?" Well, I'll be there, ready when you are. And if you need me, I'm here. Devotedly, Dad."