For Immediate Release
Sept. 24, 2009
Contact:
David Irwin
Media Relations Manger
(585) 245-5516
Irwin@geneseo.edu

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Jenna Wolfe (left), the co-host of NBC’s Sunday TODAY Show, guest anchors a
Newscast at Geneseo’s student cable television station, GSTV. Joining Wolfe at
the anchor desk is Geneseo senior Amy Cavanaugh, program director and news
anchor for the station. 
Wolfe was on campus reliving her days as a college
student for a feature scheduled to air Sept. 27 on TODAY. (Christine Cusano photo)

NBC Sunday TODAY Show to Air Feature on Co-host’s Return to SUNY Geneseo

GENESEO, N.Y. -- It didn’t take Jenna Wolfe long to settle back into student life at SUNY Geneseo when she returned to campus last week to tape a segment for NBC’s Sunday TODAY Show, which she co-hosts

 “It’s amazing, I’m totally relaxed being back here,” she said.  “It’s nice to get a respite from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and network life.”

Wolfe spent a day-and-a-half on campus reliving her days as a college student for a feature scheduled to air Sunday (9/27) at 8 a.m. ET on the program.  She attended Geneseo from 1992-94 but finished at SUNY Binghamton. She spent much of her time at Binghamton away from campus, however, doing internships at local television stations and decided that Geneseo more closely represented her true on-campus college experience.

“I have wonderful memories of Geneseo,” she said.  “What I learned here definitely helped me get where I am.  Learning how to think critically and write have helped me in ways I didn’t anticipate.”

During her visit, Wolfe attended English Professor Maria Lima’s Practice of Criticism class.  She took introductory writing and literature courses from Lima in 1994.  She also attended a women’s volleyball practice, where she was able to reconnect with the team’s former coach, Martha Martin, whom she played for as a Geneseo student. 

Wolfe guest anchored a newscast on GSTV, the student-operated campus cable television station that Wolfe participated in as a student.  Afterward, she met with the student staff to discuss broadcasting careers.  She also ate at Mary Jemison Dining Hall and spent the night as an honorary resident assistant in Monroe Residence Hall, where she lived as a Geneseo student.  Wolfe visited with students in their rooms late into the evening, including the two women who occupy the room she had while here.

Wolfe packed much into her return visit but perhaps her first and last stops best illustrate her fondest Geneseo memory:  Aunt Cookie’s Sub Shop on Main Street.

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