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Talking Top Tens: Jenna Bush Hager

Correspondent on NBC’s Today Show


Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the inspiring 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. Hager is the daughter of former US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 2008, she married Henry Hager, and they have two daughters, Margaret Laura (Mila) and Poppy Louise. For more on Jenna you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook

And more with Jenna Bush Hager…

Your current netflix addiction:

Like many, I am in love with The Crown. Love! I so admire the strength of Queen Elizabeth and am intoxicated by the beauty of each episode. All of them are like small films. 

What do you love most about your work:

I love that my work involves story telling; traveling around the country, meeting awesome people that are making a difference, and having the privilege of honoring their story is a real dream job of mine. 

Your motto in life:

Don’t Worry—Be Happy! 

Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:

I can’t recommend Commonwealth by my literary crush, Ann Patchett, enough. I was also broken into many pieces by the beautiful and devastating, A Little Life

At 9am each day, you are:

Typically, I have already lived a full day: Morning TV life! 

On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:

Workout clothes—in hope of getting to the gym—but turns out sweats are great for cuddling with babes too. 

Your go­-to power outfit:

My go-to power outfit is jeans, a Veronica Beard blazer, and heeled boots. 

Your longest lasting friendship:

My longest lasting friendship is with my brilliant, badass, world-saving twin sister, Barbara. We have known and loved each other since birth. 

If you weren’t working for the Today show, you’d be a:

If I wasn’t working for the TODAY show, I would be a professional karaoke singer. It wouldn’t be pretty but it would be fun! 

What is the best gift you’ve ever received:

The best gift—hands down—are my beautiful, funny daughters. How can my husband top them when my birthday comes along?