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Jenna Hager

Sharing impactful stories of how small changes can make a big difference.

Best-Selling Author; Co-Host, NBC's TODAY

Expertise In:

  • Inspiring Lives
  • Media and Journalism
  • Education
  • Philanthropy
  • Motivation

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Non-Profits
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Women's Events

A fresh voice with a positive message, Jenna Hager shows how lives can be changed when provided with compassion, community support and educational opportunities.

Jenna Hager is the cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb and the founder of the Today book club, Read with Jenna.

She is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times best seller 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. Jenna remains involved with UNICEF and is currently the chair of its Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.

Jenna is also the coauthor of two #1 New York Times bestselling children's books that she wrote with her mother, Laura—Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It—as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sisters First, written with her sister, Barbara, in both adult and children’s editions. Jenna’s most recent book, Everything Beautiful in Time, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life.

Jenna holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. In 2008, she married Henry Hager. Jenna and Henry are the proud parents of their three children, Margaret Laura "Mila," Poppy Louise Hager, and Henry Harold “Hal” Hager.

Featured Videos

Jenna Hager's Speech Topics

A Journey of Hope: The Importance of Early Childhood Education and Giving Back

A devout humanitarian, Jenna Hager shares with audiences her message of empathy for supporting those in need and emphasizing the importance of early childhood education. From traveling to Latin America in 2006 with UNICEF, to teaching and helping to improve inner-city schools in Baltimore, to her family involvement in the Points of Light non-profit organization founded to support volunteerism, Hager shares inspiring stories that put a human face on the startling conditions that afflict millions of youth around the world, and demonstrates how small change can make a large difference in a single life. She also draws on her New York Timesbest-selling book Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which chronicles the severe hardship of abuse and neglect of a young woman Hager met in Latin America, and is ultimately a story of courage, resilience and determination. Hager motivates people to triumph over adversity and become involved in caring for and supporting the disadvantaged individuals, schools and communities in society that need help.

Moderated Conversation: Jenna Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

United in their humanitarian missions and the spirit of service—as well as through their close family bond—Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager have found a shared purpose in giving voice to the disadvantaged while bringing to light stories of hope. Coming from a unique vantage point as the only twins to grow up in the White House as both grandchildren and children, Barbara and Jenna were inspired to live lives of meaning from an early age. Stemming from their travels to impoverished areas in Africa and Latin America, they have now made it their life’s calling to address the most pressing health, education and economic inequality issues of our time. Whether through Barbara’s creation of Global Health Corps or Jenna’s position as a Today correspondent and UNICEF chair, both women help spread the message that ideas put to action are the best kind. With their special brand of infectious warmth and kind humor—evidenced in their delightful back and forth banter during their presentations—this dynamic pair will ignite an audience’s passion to serve and inspire future young leaders to give back in their schools, local communities or abroad.

Making a Difference: How the Power of Compassion Changes Lives

Whether an action large or small, everyone has the ability to make a profound impact on the lives of others. A devoted humanitarian, Jenna Hager calls audiences to action and shows they too can make a difference. Hager demonstrates the many positive contributions that people can have to impact their families, schools and communities. As a UNICEF volunteer, inner-city school teacher and a Today correspondent who shows stories of everyday people doing terrific things, Hager has ample experiences seeing the very best in human nature. Hager’s message of compassion for supporting those in need inspires audiences to help the disadvantaged and take a more active role in their community.

Works by Jenna Hager

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