Jennifer Jolly

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Jennifer Jolly
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Born
Jennifer Jolly

(1971-02-22) February 22, 1971 (age 48)
EducationUniversity of San Francisco
OccupationConsumer Technology Journalist
Children1

Jennifer Jolly (born February 22, 1971) is an American consumer technology journalist and TV broadcaster. She is a Wired Well[1] columnist for The New York Times, tech-life columnist and host of Tech Now[2] for USA Today, and a digital lifestyle contributor for The Today Show.[3]

Career[edit]

Jennifer Jolly is an Emmy Award-winning[4] journalist who reviews new gadgets and provides insight on technology trends. Her work can be seen on The Huffington Post[5], Yahoo Tech[6], The CBS Early Show[7], The Talk,[8] Rachel Ray,[9] The Dr. Oz Show[10], The Meredith Vieira Show,[11] Katie Couric[12] and Reader's Digest [13] Magazine. Jolly is also a public speaker who focuses on women in technology,[14] digital parenting,[15] health and fitness technology[16] and tech-related consumer advocacy.[17]

Jolly was a general assignment TV news reporter for 12 years before shifting her focus to consumer technology. She worked for KTVU-TV in Oakland, California (1997-2005), KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska (1995-1997), KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington, (1994-1995) and KECI-TV in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana (1993-1994). Over the course of her career she received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and the Radio Television News Director's Association.[18]

In late 2005, Jolly took a job with global media agency, Allison PR,[19] to "be home in time to tuck my daughter in bed,[20]" and to "break into the world of consumer technology reporting, which was still a man's world.[20]" Jolly created the firm's Media Training program, while still maintaining a role in TV. She was a frequent guest contributor to several TV news programs[21] and host of the weekly series All That's Fit[22] on the Fine Living Network.

In 2010, Jolly took a full-time position back in television, as the technology/social media contributor of ABC's afternoon program, 7Live.[23] She worked there from the show's first broadcast until August, 2011, when she became a frequent technology and social media guest contributor for the nationally televised morning program, CBS Early Show. Also in 2011, she became the Tech Life Editor[24] for the female-focused tech news site, Tecca. At Tecca, Jolly created and hosted Tech's Appeal,[25] The Girlfriend's Guide To Gadgets, which aired on Yahoo Tech, Time, and other partner outlets.[26]

Tecca shut down in late 2012[27] and USA Today brought Jolly on-board,[28] where the renamed Tech Now[29] series now runs weekly. Jolly began writing the Wired Well column for the New York Times in May 2015.[30]

Personal life[edit]

Jolly grew up in Kenai, Alaska, and worked alongside her family on a small commercial salmon fishing boat during the summers until she graduated from college.[31] She received a journalism scholarship to the University of San Francisco, where she graduated with a degree in Mass Media Studies in 1993.[32]

Jolly has been active in community theater, a competitive equestrian, distance runner and triathlete. She also helped create a series of outdoor fitness company's in the San Francisco Bay Area, OutFIT,[33] Mom&Baby,[34] and Team Love Multisports.[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jennifer Jolly - Well Blog - The New York Times". well.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ "USA TODAY". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. ^ "Apps to prevent distracted driving that you can download now". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. ^ "40th Annual Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-14.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Jolly". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  6. ^ "Best fitness gadgets that give top results". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  7. ^ "Video game addiction and kids". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  8. ^ Jennifer Jolly (2011-12-29), The Talk - Cyber Monday Top 5 Talk Deals of the Day!.mp4, retrieved 2016-04-03
  9. ^ brettaldo (2011-03-26), Jennifer Jolly on the Rachael Ray Show - Video - How to Get Stuff for Free.flv, retrieved 2016-04-03
  10. ^ "Dr. Oz's Kitchen-Cleanout Challenge, Pt 1". www.doctoroz.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  11. ^ "How to Protect Your Photos". The Meredith Vieira Show. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  12. ^ "Best Tech for Aging Parents Katie Couric Show The Pill Problem Jennifer Jolly". www.epill.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  13. ^ "Best Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts".
  14. ^ Times, The Hollywood. "Industry Leaders Tackle Gender Inequality in Media". TheHollywoodTimes. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  15. ^ "2014 Speakers". Kids@Play. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  16. ^ "Will wearable tech become mandatory? Insiders weigh in at Northside Festival - New York Business Journal". New York Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  17. ^ "2013 International CES Recap". Sports and Fitness Tech. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  18. ^ "Jolly Joins Allison". AdWeek. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  19. ^ "Jennifer Jolly Joins Allison & Partners as Senior Media Specialist to Build Newsroom-Style Media Department".
  20. ^ a b "'CodeGirl': Panel Addresses Yawning Tech Gender Gap and Finds Hope". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  21. ^ "Watch Online The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet Season 3 Episode 145 - Edi Gathegi, Corbin Bleu, Geraldo Rivera and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jennifer Jolly, Cheryl Forberg - Watch Series". www.watchseries.li. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  22. ^ Inc, Rodale (2008-05-01). Women's Health. Rodale, Inc.
  23. ^ "How To Attract a LIVE Television Audience". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  24. ^ "Technology News Site Tecca Adds Two More Reporters". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  25. ^ "Jennifer Jolly's Tech's Appeal Show".
  26. ^ "Women's Tech Video Series with Jennifer Jolly Launches on Chip Chick". SteamFeed. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  27. ^ "Tecca Shuts Its Doors".
  28. ^ "usa today jennifer jolly tech now - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  29. ^ "TECH NOW - USATODAY.com". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  30. ^ Jolly, Jennifer. "An Uber for Doctor Housecalls". Well. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  31. ^ "United Cook Inlet Drift Association". www.ucida.org. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  32. ^ Robertson, j michael (2007-01-24). "USF journalism blog: Jennifer Jolly, Class of 93". USF journalism blog. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  33. ^ Fitness, OutFIT. "OutFIT Fitness(TM) Program Expands Unique Fitness Experience to San Diego". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  34. ^ Keene, Michelle L.; Lamarre, Stephanie S. (2002-01-01). Babies by the Bay: The Insider's Guide to Everything from Doctors and Diapers to Playgrounds and Preschools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Council Oak Books. ISBN 9781885171788.
  35. ^ ": Team Love Multisports : Triathlon Training, Run, Bike, Swim, Outdoor Fitness - Go All the Way! :". www.teamlovemultisports.com. Retrieved 2016-04-04.

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