Bush daughter to be TV reporter

August 31, 2009

Teacher, author and now television correspondent.

Not a bad resume for a former first daughter .

Former President George W. Bush’s daughter Jenna Hager, a Baltimore teacher, is joining NBC’s “Today” crew as a correspondent, the show’s executive producer Jim Bell told AP on Sunday.

Hager, 27, will work out of NBC’s Washington bureau, but she won’t be covering politics. Nor does she intend to talk about her eight years under public scrutiny known mostly as one of the Bush Twins.

“I hope to focus on what I’m passionate about because I think I’d do the best job on them — education, urban education, women and children’s issues and literacy,” Hager said.

Being a television correspondent wasn’t something she’d always dreamed of doing, but Hager told AP she was intrigued by the idea when Bell came calling.

“I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.”

But it’s a part-time gig for now, Bell says. Hager intends to keep working at her school.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Jenna and husband Henry Hager on White House South Lawn, Sept. 27, 2008)


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i hope she is aware that she can expect no impartiality from the mainstream press. She can take an example from cheneys daughter as she was silly enough to think that her appearance on the liberal tv stations were because they were interested in what she had to say,but in reality they were after ridiculing her father. If Bushes daughter stays out of the limelight she will be OK but if she starts being seen around she will be Palinized.

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive

Just another reason not to watch mainstream media. She will be able to add absolutely nothing of importance. Hopes that viewership will improve because she is somehow an important figure is ridiculus.

Posted by frank | Report as abusive

thanks Frank,i hope she reads your posting the malice out there cannot be disguised,

Posted by brian lee | Report as abusive