Jenna Bush Hager - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 6, 2022

Jenna Bush Hager
Profession: TV host, Teacher, Author, Journalist
Best Known For: Today Show (TV show)
Salary: $4 million
Net Worth: $14 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 25, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jenna Welch Bush
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: George W. Bush
Mother's Name: Laura Bush
Siblings: 1

Barbara Bush (fraternal twin sister)

High School: Austin High School
University: University of Texas
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, French, German, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian, Moravian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 10, 2008
Husband's Name: Henry Chase Hager
Children: 3

Margaret Laura Hager (daughter)
Poppy Louise Hager (daughter)
Henry Harold "
Hager (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: C

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Who is Jenna Bush Hager?

Jenna Bush Hager is a news personality, teacher, author, journalist by profession, and American by nationality. She is the daughter of 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. She is best known as a co-host of The Today Show and is also a correspondent and contributor of the show.

Jenna Bush Hager – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jenna Bush Hager’s birth took place on November 25, 1981, in Dallas, Texas, USA. She was born as Jenna Welch Bush to parents George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President, and Laura Bush, former First Lady. She is not the only child of her parents and has a fraternal twin sister Barbara Bush.

Source: Wikipedia (Jenna Bush Hager with parents and twin sister in 1990)

Education, Ethnicity

Hager was educated at the Preston Hollow Elementary School and later attended The Hockaday School. After her father was elected Governor of Texas in 1994, the family moved to Austin, Texas. There she enrolled at St. Andrew's Episcopal School and went to study at Austin High School. She graduated from the latter in 2000.

In 2001, Jenna Bush Hager’s father became the president of the United States. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin while also taking classes at New York University.  She graduated in 2004 with a degree in English from the University of Texas.

Her ethnicity includes English, French, German, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian, and Moravian.

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Jenna Bush Hager – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She and Henry Chase Hager met during the 2004 presidential campaign. Soon they began to date and she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend in August 2007. The couple married in an intimate wedding ceremony on May 10, 2008, at her parents' Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.

Henry and Jenna Hager announced on December 12, 2012, that they were expecting their first child. They welcomed daughter Margaret ''Mila'' Laura Hager on April 13, 2013.

She welcomed a second child with her husband on August 13, 2015, and named her Poppy Louise Hager. On April 22, 2019, Hager announced that she is pregnant with her third child, a son. They welcomed Henry Harold "Hal" Hager in August 2019.

The couple is happy together and there have been no rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Jenna Bush Hager reveals the sex of her third baby with husband Henry Hager!

Source: Instagram (The Hager family pictured in March 2019)

Jenna Bush Hager – Career


In 2001, during the presidential campaign, she did not want her father to run for president because “their life would change”. However, Hager helped her father in the 2004 presidential campaign. She along with her sister made several joint public appearances and gave a speech to the Republican Convention on August 31, 2004.

In 2006, Hager worked at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half as a teacher's aide. She then took a leave of absence from the school so that she could work at a shelter which was a part of an internship for UNICEF's Educational Policy Department.

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As a journalist

After Jenna Bush Hager finished her internship, she returned to the school to resume her previous role.

In August 2009, she joined NBC’s Today Show as a correspondent and contributor. Gradually, she filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb during the 4th hour. Following Lee Gifford’s departure from the Today Show, Jenna Bush Hager was selected as a co-anchor of the show.

‘Today' co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl at 54 with boyfriend Joel Schiffman!

Source: Entertainment Weekly (Jenna Bush Hager, Hoda Kotb)

As a writer

On September 28, 2007, Hager published a book titled Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope. She wrote about her experiences working with UNICEF in Latin America, Paraguay, and interning for the United Nations Children's Fund.

Working with her mother, she wrote a second book titled Read All About It!, which encouraged children to read. On November 26, 2012, she was chosen as editor-at-large of Southern Living magazine

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Jenna Bush Hager – Legal Issues, Controversy

Hager is also known as a wild child, especially during her late teens. On April 29, 2001, she along with her sister was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of alcohol under the age of 21 in Austin, and on May 29, 2001, she was charged for attempting to use a fake ID to purchase alcohol.

Also in 2004, she made headlines after sticking her tongue out to media photographers at her father’s presidential campaigns. Along with her sister, she had given a seven-page interview and photo shoot in Vogue.

Source: Today (Jenna Bush Hager)

Jenna Bush Hager – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and salary of Hager are estimated to be around $14 million and $4 million respectively.

Jenna Bush Hager – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jenna Bush Hager is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting.

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