Jenna Wolfe, former Today Show correspondent, anchor and fitness expert, joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss why she decided to leave the Today Show after 8 ½ years. Jenna and Brian talked about how their careers almost crossed paths in Binghamton, NY except for the fact that Brian didn’t make the cut for the Binghamton job! Plus, Jenna talks her new book “Thinner in 30: Small changes that add up to Big Weight Loss in just 30 days” which gives people the tools and motivation they need to achieve their wellness goals in the long run.
Jenna on her decision to leave the Today Show
Jenna: It was extremely tough. You know what? Every once in a while, and maybe if you are lucky its twice in your life, life just drops a crossroads in your lap and you have an opportunity to do something or stay where you are and doing something can result in something amazing or you can fail epically but at least you have taken a chance and tried. If you get to the end of your life and took zero chances and never swung for the fences and you never once jumped out on a limb, ever, well, what did you do? It would be easy for me to stay, play it safe and get my salary and doing the same thing over and over again.
Brian: Go to Matt Lauer’s Christmas parties.
Jenna: Go to Matt Lauer’s Christmas parties but once again, how many times can I see the guy run around half naked and drunk? I have seen it a million times already. I mean please. No I am just kidding.
Brian: You are kidding?
Jenna: A little bit. So yeah, I packed up and left the Today Show and I don’t think many people will say that sentence in a very positive way and it was the greatest 8 years I ever had. But it was time for me to go out and see what I can do with this.
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