Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna Bush Hager

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  • Jenna Bush Hager 
  • Television correspondent for NBC; editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine


Jenna Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, New York Times bestseller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV and determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood.

Hager shares her own stories of creating change in someone’s life and leaves audiences with a call to action on how they too can improve people’s lives in their own community. A contributing correspondent for NBC’s TODAY, Hager shares positive, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools, Hager was herself a teacher in Baltimore, MD.

In addition to Ana’s Story, she also co-wrote Read All About It! with her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush. Hager and Mrs. Bush recently 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. Hager just finished writing a joint book of short stories with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush titled Sisters First which was released in October 2017. It takes readers on an extraordinary and deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty, reveal never-before-told stories about their family, and uncover the enduring sisterly bond that kept them sane through it all.

Presentations at Calvin College:

A Moderated Conversation with Jenna Bush Hager: Telling Stories that Inspire
Part of the: January Series

Thursday, January 10, 2019  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and Holland Home

Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

Featured publication

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by Jenna Bush Hager 
Grand Central Publishing (October 24, 2017)


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