Jennifer White (journalist)
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|Born||October 29, 1974 (age 45)|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
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. Additionally, she moderated local and state political debates both on television and on the radio. In 2016, she moved to Chicago, Illinois to work at WBEZ, where she was hired to lead weekly roundtable discussions on The Morning Shift. 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.
White has also produced the podcasts Making Oprah,Making Obama, and 16 Shots.
In May 2020, it was announced that, after a nationwide search, White was selected to succeed Joshua Johnson (journalist) as the host of 1A.
White lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys science fiction and fantasy novels, and has been a guest on several episodes of the podcast Nerdette to discuss books.
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- White, Jennifer (October 29, 2019). "You know me..." Twitter. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- "WAMU And NPR Announce Jenn White As New Host Of 1A". WAMU. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- "Getting To Know Our New Host, Jenn White". 1A. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- Wyllie, Julian; Reporter. "WBEZ's Jenn White named host of '1A'". Current. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- "Jenn White". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
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- Edwards, Steve (2019-09-30). "Reset with Jenn White: New Midday Talk Show Debuts Oct. 14". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
- Kiesewetter, John. "Jenn White Named New Host For '1A'". www.wvxu.org. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
- "Nerdette". WBEZ Chicago. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
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