WHAT: The Moody College of Communication hosts a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager for the 2018 William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award Lecture. The conversation will be moderated by Professor R.B. Brenner, director of the Moody College School of Journalism, and will be followed by audience Q&A.
WHEN: 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018
WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 2.106
WHO MAY ATTEND: The event is free and open to the public.
MEDIA: The event is open to the news media. Free media parking is available in three garages: 27th Street Garage (109 W. 27th St.), Speedway Garage (105 E. 27th St.) and San Antonio Garage (2420 San Antonio St.).
BACKGROUND: Jenna Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC's “Today” show and an editor at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of The 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. 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. She is also co-author of the children's books “Read All About It!” and “Our Great Big Backyard.”
Hager 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 daughters, Margaret Laura "Mila" and Poppy Louise Hager.