Managing to Avoid a Depression:

On Sunday’s Today show on NBC – during which correspondent Savannah Guthrie filed a report which seemed to credit President Obama for “managing to avoid a depression,” while also acknowledging that “the President’s once sky-high approval rating slumped as unemployment stubbornly stayed in double digits” – after Guthrie’s report, anchor Jenna Wolfe wondered if Republicans were partly to blame for Obama’s plunging poll numbers.

Jenna Wolfe serves as the Sunday “Today” co-anchor and as a correspondent for NBC News’ weekday “Today,” where she covers feature stories for America’s top-rated morning news program.

Wolfe joined NBC News in August 2007 as a “Today” correspondent. She came to NBC from WABC, New York 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 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. When Wolfe joined “Today,” it was 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.