The Today show's newest hire has extensive White House experience—she's Jenna Hager, the daughter of former President Bush and Laura Bush. The new correspondent will contribute stories about once a month on issues like education, not politics, Today executive producer Jim Bell tells the AP, adding that the unsolicited offer wasn't a quid pro quo for an interview with her father. Hager, 27, is a teacher in Baltimore.
"It wasn't something I'd always dreamed to do," she said of the new job, which she'll do out of NBC's Washington bureau while continuing to work as a reading coordinator. "I hope to focus on what I'm passionate about because I think I'd do the best job on them—education, urban education, women and children's issues and literacy."