Bush Daughter Jenna Hager Lands Gig as Reporter for ‘Today’ Show

Former first daughter Jenna Hager Bush has landed a new gig as a correspondent for NBC’s ‘Today’ show.

But Hager won’t be quitting her day job as a teacher anytime soon. According to reports, the daughter of former president George W. Bush, will be contributing stories once a month on issues mostly related to education.

Executive Producer of the ‘Today’ show, Jim Bell, told the Associated Press he believes Jenna can handle it, “she knows something about pressure and being under some scrutiny. When she came here for a handful of appearances, she knocked it out of the park.”

Bell got the idea to reach out to the 27-year-old teacher after remembering both appearances she made on the show. The first time Hager was promoting her book about an HIV-infected single mother and the second time, her and mother, Laura Bush, co-hosted an hour of the show, around the time their picture book came out.

Although some can argue Jenna Bush has White House experience, Bell says she will not be covering politics. She will continue to work as a reading coordinator at her school in Maryland while serving as a part-time correspondent for the show.

Jenna is scheduled to make her television debut sometime next month.


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