Not only is Jenni a passionate South Australian and like myself hails from Adelaide, she is also a shining light in the Seattle social media and TV community.
In her professional life, Jenni is a tech-savvy, Emmy award winning TV host and producer. Her online family lovingly refers to her as the “Queen of Social Media” that keeps them in the know while they’re on the go.
This Australian native hosts “Social7 with Jenni Hogan” a live interactive one-hour lifestyle/social media show on KIRO 7, the CBS affiliate in Seattle. Jenni also wakes viewers up with a smile every weekday from 4:30am to 8am as the traffic anchor on the morning show.
Jenni is passionate about making TV a two-way experience for the viewer and has been recognized as the most followed local TV journalist on Twitter and Facebook in America. With almost 200,000 followers online Forbes calls her the “Socially Savvy TV Journalist” and she is listed as one of the top 23 female geeks in the world, by the Huffington Post.
This busy working mother uses her online platform to empower her followers to better themselves or help others. She moved to America from Australia to accept an athletic scholarship at the University of Washington and graduated with a double degree in Economics and Communications. Jenni is a dual-NCAA National Rowing Champion and captained her crew team to the back to back titles her senior year. This former elite athlete loves encouraging and inspiring others to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
In June 2012 Jenni won an Emmy in the category of “Interactivity” as Host/Producer of a 3 hour interactive livestream event called “The KIRO 7 Mobile Tweetup with Jenni Hogan”. She helped create the concept which mixes traditional TV with the online voice to benefit local causes. These mobile tweetups have raised more than 75,000 items for babies, thousands of dollars for cancer research, and 6 truckloads of toys for kids benefiting Toys For Tots. Jenni was voted a finalist in the Shorty Awards (the Oscars of Twitter) in 2011 by her online community. She harnessed the momentum of her giving online friends to produce a social media campaign on Twitter that raised $80k worth of maternity bras for mothers in need in Washington State.
Jenni lives in Seattle with her husband Josh and their daughter Siena.
Jenni is also the host of Social 7 – on Kiro7 this Thurday night, July 19th at 7pm. Kred is a proud supporter of #social7 and we have been proving a live leaderboard at social7.kred.com for each of the shows to date.
Social7 with Jenni Hogan is a live one hour interactive TV show that covers the 7 most relevant, hip, current topics that mix the viewers lifestyle with social media. It airs July 19th at 7pm PST on KIRO 7 the CBS Affiliate in Seattle. You can watch online at www.kirotv.com/social7 the show will be livestreamed live. Viewers are encoraged to participate by tweeting @TheSocial7 and using hashtag #Social7.
Welcome aboard Jenni – it is great to have someone so passionate about social media join the Kred family.