Jennifer White (journalist)

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BornOctober 29, 1974 (age 45)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Jennifer White (born October 29, 1974)[1][2], also known as Jenn White, is an American journalist. She is the current host of WAMU's 1A (radio program)1A, which is nationally distributed by NPR.[3]

Early life

White was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan[4], where she got her first job in public radio in 1999 as a fundraiser with Michigan Radio.[5] She attended the University of Michigan.[6]


White started her career in public media as a fundraiser, then worked as a station manager at the Michigan Channel, became the director of media outreach and community relations for Michigan Radio, and then was the local host of Michigan's All Things Considered.[5] Additionally, she moderated local and state political debates both on television and on the radio.[6] In 2016, she moved to Chicago, Illinois to work at WBEZ, where she was hired to lead weekly roundtable discussions on The Morning Shift.[7] She took over as the host of The Morning Shift in early 2019, hosting until October 2019 when WBEZ debuted the new 2-hour weekday show, Reset with Jenn White.[5][8]

White has also produced the podcasts Making Oprah,Making Obama, and 16 Shots.[9]

In May 2020, it was announced that, after a nationwide search, White was selected to succeed Joshua Johnson (journalist) as the host of 1A.[3]

Personal life

White lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two dogs.[1] She enjoys science fiction and fantasy novels, and has been a guest on several episodes of the podcast Nerdette to discuss books.[4][10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Izadi, Elahe (May 7, 2020). "Another newcomer to fill Diane Rehm's shoes, Jenn White will take up the mic at NPR's '1A'". Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-07-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. White, Jennifer (October 29, 2019). "You know me..." Twitter. Retrieved 2020-07-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "WAMU And NPR Announce Jenn White As New Host Of 1A". WAMU. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Getting To Know Our New Host, Jenn White". 1A. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Wyllie, Julian; Reporter. "WBEZ's Jenn White named host of '1A'". Current. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jenn White". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  7. "Meet New WBEZ 'Morning Shift' Host Jenn White". WTTW News. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  8. Edwards, Steve (2019-09-30). "Reset with Jenn White: New Midday Talk Show Debuts Oct. 14". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. Kiesewetter, John. "Jenn White Named New Host For '1A'". Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  10. "Nerdette". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-05.

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