Jenna Wolfe

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Jenna Wolfe
BornJennifer Wolfeld
(1974-02-26) February 26, 1974 (age 40)
Kingston, Jamaica
EducationBinghamton University SUNY-Geneseo
OccupationAnchor and Correspondent (NBC News)
Notable credit(s)Weekend Today
news anchor (2012–present)
Today
correspondent (2007–present)
ReligionJudaism
Partner(s)Stephanie Gosk (2012–present)
 
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Jenna Wolfe
BornJennifer Wolfeld
(1974-02-26) February 26, 1974 (age 40)
Kingston, Jamaica
EducationBinghamton University SUNY-Geneseo
OccupationAnchor and Correspondent (NBC News)
Notable credit(s)Weekend Today
news anchor (2012–present)
Today
correspondent (2007–present)
ReligionJudaism
Partner(s)Stephanie Gosk (2012–present)

Jenna Wolfe (born Jennifer Wolfeld; February 26, 1974) is a correspondent for NBC's Today, and the news anchor for Weekend Today, and had once substituted on the NBC Nightly News.

Early life and education[edit]

Wolfe was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Pétionville, Haiti.[1] Her father, Bennet Wolfeld,[2] 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.[2] Her mother, Sheila Greenfeld, was an American Jew from New Jersey.[2] Wolfe had a religious upbringing and had her bat mitzvah while living in the islands.[3]

She moved from Jamaica to Haiti when she was five.[2] In 1989, her family moved to the United States.[1] Wolfe attended SUNY Geneseo from 1992 to 1994.[4] She graduated from Binghamton University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English in 1996.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

She speaks English, French and Creole.[1] On March 27, 2013, Wolfe publicly came out as a lesbian and announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner, NBC News Correspondent Stephanie Gosk.[5] Wolfe and her partner live in Manhattan. Wolfe and Gosk welcomed a baby a girl named Harper Estelle Wolfeld-Gosk on August 21, 2013 at 7:31 p.m.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jenna Wolfe msnbc.msn.com
  2. ^ a b c d Today Show: "Lester and Jenna trace their Jamaican roots" Aired on September 09, 2012
  3. ^ Jamaica Observer: "JAMAICAN ON A MISSION: Jenna Wolfe" July 29, 2012
  4. ^ Irwin, David, "NBC Sunday TODAY Show to Air Feature on Co-host's Return to SUNY Geneseo", SUNY Geneseo Press Release, September 24, 2009
  5. ^ Jessica Alba, on Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi (2012-03-14). "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 2013-12-05. 
  6. ^ TODAY.com staff (2013-08-22). "Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk welcome baby girl". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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