Former Intern Returns To “Today”, On-Air

By Chris Ariens 

Listen up interns, this one’s for you:

Jenna Wolfe, last seen on WABC as a sports anchor for the weekend editions of Eyewitness News This Morning, is joining the Today show as a correspondent. It’s a return to Today for Wolfe. She was a summer intern while a student at SUNY-Binghamton. Before WABC, Wolfe was a reporter and anchor for the MSG Network. Prior to that, Wolfe worked sports gigs at WPHL in Philadelphia, WUHF in Rochester and WICZ in Binghamton.

The press release is after the jump…


Former Summer Intern Returns to America’s Favorite Morning Program in On-Air Role

NEW YORK – August 13, 2003 – One of New York’s most well-known sports and news journalists, Jenna Wolfe, has been named a correspondent for NBC News’ “Today.” The announcement was made today by NBC News President Steve Capus, and is effective immediately.

Wolfe will cover a wide variety of feature stories for America’s top-rated morning news program. She comes to NBC News from WABC-NY, where she spent three years as a sports reporter and anchor. While at WABC, Wolfe went on location daily covering sporting events throughout the tri-state area, and she served as a weekend anchor for “Eyewitness News This Morning.” From 2002 to 2004, Wolfe was a reporter and anchor for the MSG Network where she hosted the network’s flagship “MSG SportsDesk.” Prior to that, she served as the first female sportscaster on a local broadcast television news program in Philadelphia at WPHL, the WB affiliate.

Wolfe began her on-air career in 1996 as a news and sports reporter for WICZ, the FOX affiliate in Binghamton, NY. Two years later, she joined WUHF in Rochester where she was the weekend sports anchor before joining WPHL in 1999. Wolfe is joining “Today” for the second time in her career; she served as a summer intern at the program during college.

Wolfe was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Petionville, Haiti, before moving to the United States with her family in 1989. She graduated from SUNY-Binghamton with Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and English. She is fluent in French and Creole.

Wolfe is a sports enthusiast off-air as well, playing several sports including racquetball and volleyball, and she enjoys skydiving and waterskiing. She is also an avid moviegoer, and a Seinfeld devotee. Wolfe resides in Manhattan.