Jenny Dean Schmidt: Mom and Executive Director & Host Of ChannelMom Media
“”I used to enjoy the fame that comes from being on TV, but then I became “just a mom.” When I left my job as TV reporter to be a full-time mom, I realized the travesty that unfolds in this country every day — bottom line, our world thinks celebrities and CEOs are more important than mommies. Truly. Our mainstream media does NOT lift up moms or families. So, ChannelMom Media is stepping in to create a “mom revolution” on our airwaves and give moms the encouragement and advice they deserve. Join us and be better for it.”
Jenny had an extensive career in TV news, where she worked as an on-air reporter, producer and writer. She has worked for ABC News, PBS, FNN (now CNBC) as well as NBC, ABC, CBS and WB affiliates in major U.S. cities.Jenny has interviewed and posed questions to two presidents, as well as many other politicians and celebrities. She’s covered high-profile news stories, including the OJ Simpson trial, the Columbine massacre and a number of Presidential campaigns. Jenny has also been a guest on TV and radio shows and also featured in a number of news articles. Jenny was awarded an Emmy for her reporting on the 1996 race for President.
Jenny is passionate about the important role of mothers in modern America. She believes the role of moms is often overshadowed by popular culture values… like the spotlight we place on celebrities and the celebrity lifestyle. Jenny wants moms everywhere to understand that their mothering role is invaluable and they are celebrities to their Creator. [PHOTOS: Jenny Dean Schmidt; Jenny when her kids were “littles;” Jenny on-air for ChannelMom; Jenny and husband, Mike with their children, Otis & Georgia]
NOTE: In addition to blogging on channelmom.com, Jenny blogs regularly for 1Corinthians 13 Parenting.