ABOUT


Jenna Lee
Jenna Lee is an American journalist, writer, producer and founder of Leep Media LLC and SmartHERNews.com. Her portfolio of work includes reporting on the biggest domestic and international stories of the last decade.

She most recently co-anchored a daily two-hour news program for The Fox News Channel, covering breaking news and conducting live interviews with a wide range of guests including presidential candidates, lawmakers, cabinet members, business leaders, military veterans, star athletes, and unsung heroes. She is most inspired by her portfolio of work outside of the studio that combined American history and adventure. She co-anchored the first ever broadcast for the Fox Business Network, where she covered the historic financial crisis.

A graduate with honors of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Jenna worked as a writer/producer for NY1 News – a 24-hour local news channel based in New York City – as well as created multimedia content for Forbes.com Video Network as an anchor/producer. She began her career as a freelance journalist reporting for district newspapers in her hometown of San Francisco.

Jenna is married to Lieutenant Commander Leif Babin, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL who is co-author of the NYT best selling book “Extreme Ownership” and co-founder of Echelon Front, a leadership firm that builds high performance teams. They are blessed with two wildly “spirited” children.

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SmartHER News

SmartHER News provides a solution. The philosophy is simple: Quality shows respect. True “empowerment” is providing a woman solid information and then getting out of her way. She doesn’t need to be told what to think; She’s smart. She just needs access to trustworthy information she can flip-through easily in a style that’s convenient for her. Using custom built technology, SmartHER News delivers this in a brand new way – modern news for the modern woman.

It’s my personal mission to insure no woman feels dismayed, aggravated or like she can’t keep up with the news – either because of its delivery or darkness of its content. That’s a failure on the part of the media, not a reflection of her talents or priorities. SmartHER News is just the beginning of a movement to create real change.

Join us. SmartHER News: a resource that not only benefits the American woman, but also ignites a revolution in American journalism. News returns to a service today.

MY WORK


STORYTELLING

REPORTING. INTERVIEWING. WRITING. PRODUCING.


STORYTELLING

REPORTING. INTERVIEWING. WRITING. PRODUCING.


SPEAKING

KEYNOTE, EMCEE, MODERATOR


SPEAKING

KEYNOTE, EMCEE, MODERATOR


BRAND COLLABORATION

CONTENT CO-CREATION. SPONSORSHIP.


BRAND COLLABORATION

CONTENT CO-CREATION. SPONSORSHIP.


MEDIA TRAINING & MESSAGING

CLEAR. CONCISE. STRATEGY.


MEDIA TRAINING & MESSAGING

CLEAR. CONCISE. STRATEGY.


ADVENTURE UPDATES


Labor Day

The coverage of Sen. McCain’s funeral services reminds me of something that I so firmly believe for SmartHER News: News is personal. It isn’t just headlines – it’s the story of our lives. This is why we must care for the news responsibly and honestly, as we would ideally care for each other

Memorial Day

My son just came into the kitchen as I struggled to edit this piece and said, “Mommy, my name is Marc. But…Marc died. But I didn’t die.” Then he went back to playing. Children have an uncanny ability to remind you where to begin. Memorial Day matters in...

It’s All About The Delivery

Dear Friends, his week, I had a real “Dorothy” moment. You know these moments - The ones where you say to yourself: “We’re not in Kansas anymore” (unless you are, indeed, in Kansas). It happened in the grocery store parking lot as I pushed my...

PODCAST


Ep.11-A Courageous Voice

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.10-Adventurer Bryce Carlson

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.9-Dr. Kevin Campbell

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep 8 - A Remarkable Invention & News To Know

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.7-White House Photog Paul Morse

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.6- Independence Day

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.5 -Historian Barry Moreno

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

Ep.4 - Where We Started vs Where We End Up

by Jenna Lee Babin | Smarther News

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