Jenna Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s TODAY show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine.
Jenna 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. 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 are currently working on 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. It is set for release in May, 2016.
Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.
Hager holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Hager is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 2008, she married Henry Hager. On April 13, 2013, she gave birth to daughter Margaret Laura “Mila.”
Our event with Jenna Hager was a huge success. The ballroom has never been as full as it was! What a wonderful problem to have. Of course, Jenna was loved and appreciated by all. She made the evening pleasurable and was extremely interesting.
Jenna Hager was wonderful! The Citizen Corps Conference was very fortunate to have had such an outstanding speaker as Thursday's keynote. Jenna is passionate about her life, her family, and about people. She is humble and caring and she made so many people feel very special during her limited visit to CT.
Naples is Bush country, there’s no question. But, today it’s Barbara’s and Jenna’s land. Everyone is in love with the twins!
Everything went great - Jenna Hager's speech had a good message and she also really appealed to the graduates who liked her use of personal anecdotes and humor. Jenna was also very gracious and accommodating for photos etc. with our students and faculty. Great success all round.