Jenna Wolfe

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Jenna Wolfe
Jenna Wolfe chatting with people (cropped).jpg
Wolfe in 2009
Born
Jennifer Wolfeld

(1974-02-26) February 26, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceManhattan, New York City
EducationBinghamton University SUNY-Geneseo
OccupationNBC News Anchor and Correspondent, Fitness expert and Personal trainer, First Things First on Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
Notable credit(s)
Weekend Today
news anchor (2012–2014)
Today
correspondent (2007–2014)
Lifestyle and fitness correspondent (2014–2015)
Partner(s)Stephanie Gosk
Children2

Jenna Wolfe (born Jennifer Wolfeld; February 26, 1974) is an American journalist and personal trainer. From 2007–2014 she was a correspondent for NBC's Today, and Sunday co-anchor from (2007–2012) and news anchor for Weekend Today from 2012–2014. On September 12, 2014, Wolfe left the weekend Today show for a new role as lifestyle and fitness correspondent on the weekday Today show and NBC News.[1]

In September 2017, Wolfe began working for Fox Sports on FS1 as a host of the new show "First Things First" with former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter and radio host Nick Wright. She was also a field correspondent for Yellowstone Live on National Geographic.

Early life and education[edit]

Wolfe was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétion-Ville, Haiti.[2] Her father, Bennet Wolfeld,[3] was a Puerto Rican Jew who was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He owned a chain of leather factories in Puerto Rico and moved to Jamaica with his wife when he expanded his operations.[3] Her mother, Sheila Greenfeld, was an American Jew from New Jersey.[3] Wolfe had a religious upbringing and had her bat mitzvah while living in the islands.[4][5]

She moved from Jamaica to Haiti when she was five.[3] In 1989, her family moved to the United States.[2] Wolfe attended SUNY Geneseo from 1992 to 1994.[6] She graduated from Binghamton University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English in 1996.[2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

From 2004 to 2007, she was the weekend morning sports anchor for WABC's Eyewitness News in New York City where she had a special segment called "Jenna's Beef," in which she editorialized an event from the world of sports that week. Prior to that, she worked for the Madison Square Garden Network, WPHL-TV in Philadelphia as the first female sportscaster, WICZ-TV in Binghamton, New York, WUHF-TV in Rochester, New York, and the Today Show as an intern. Aside from her journalistic duties, Wolfe has appeared as a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America.

Career timeline[edit]

  • 1996-1998: WICZ-TV
  • 1998-1999: WUHF-TV
  • 1999-2002: WPHL-TV
  • 2002-2004: Madison Square Garden Network
  • 2004–2007: WABC-TV weekend morning sports anchor
  • 2007–2015: NBC News
    • 2007–2014: Today correspondent
    • 2007–present: NBC News National correspondent
    • 2007–2012: Weekend Today Sunday co-anchor
    • 2012: Weekend Today co-anchor
    • 2012–September 21, 2014: Weekend Today news anchor
    • 2007–2015: Today fill-in anchor
    • 2014–2015: Today lifestyle and fitness correspondent
  • 2017-present: FS1 - First Things First host[7]

Personal life[edit]

Wolfe speaks English, French and Haitian Creole.[2] On March 27, 2013, Wolfe publicly came out as a lesbian and announced that she was expecting her first child with her wife, NBC News Correspondent Stephanie Gosk.[8] Wolfe and Gosk welcomed a girl named Harper Estelle Wolfeld-Gosk on August 21, 2013.[9] Their second daughter, Quinn Lily, was born on February 4, 2015.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Hilary (September 12, 2014). "NBC's Jenna Wolfe Leaving Weekend 'Today' for New Role on Weekday Edition – The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Jenna Wolfe msnbc.msn.com
  3. ^ a b c d Today Show: "Lester and Jenna trace their Jamaican roots" Aired on September 09, 2012
  4. ^ Jamaica Observer: "JAMAICAN ON A MISSION: Jenna Wolfe" July 29, 2012
  5. ^ Bloom, Nate (October 20, 2008). "Jewish Stars". Cleveland Jewish News.
  6. ^ Irwin, David, "NBC Sunday TODAY Show to Air Feature on Co-host's Return to SUNY Geneseo", SUNY Geneseo Press Release, September 24, 2009
  7. ^ http://www.foxsports.com/watch/first-things-first
  8. ^ Jessica Alba, on Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi (March 14, 2012). "Baby Girl on the Way for Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids – Moms & Babies – People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  9. ^ TODAY.com staff (August 22, 2013). "Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk welcome baby girl". TODAY.com. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  10. ^ Kim, Eun Kyung (February 5, 2015). "Congratulations! Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk welcome baby girl". TODAY.com. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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