About Michelle Tennant

Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post.


By | May 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

"Slavery's over, stupid," a man barked at me as I worked the Amnesty International booth in my college lunch building in the early 90's. I peacefully said, "But it isn't. That's why I'm standing here to inform you." He marched off, sighing. Confident he was right and I was wrong. Two years after kidnapping, the first Chibok [...]

Sparking “Little” Aha Moments

By | April 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Explain how to spark aha moments and you'll get media coverage. I'm #SparkingAhaMoments with the White House today. You can too! Read this press release which contains links to children's activities for year-long "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODASTW)" experiences. The TODASTW Foundation recently partnered with "Big Brothers Big Sisters of America" (BBBSA) and [...]

Where Ya From?

By | March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

I am so excited about Loretta Lynn's new album. She's still a mountain girl and so am I. You see, the reason I love Loretta Lynn so much isn't because I like country music. It's because she and I were both born and raised in Kentucky. I'm the grand-daughter of a miner and well, as [...]

Are You There God? It’s Me, Michelle.

By | February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

God makes headlines. If you seek media coverage, take note of the Pope. This week, the Pope and Donald Trump are fighting. But who is Pope Francis to judge? Putting aside the Pope's opinion, Trump made headlines when he misquoted the Bible. The Bible's a great place to read stories about fights. When you see [...]

Lent News

By | February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Yes, today Lent begins, but I'm also dishing out tips on how to get media coverage on "lent news" as in get your angles lent to you. First, let's deal with Lent. I was raised Catholic and if you're like me, musicals, posts and jokes about being raised Catholic put a smile on your face. [...]

Lost In Space

By | January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Zinnia was lost yesterday. I've been missing in action on this blog since December. Blame my absence on an unplugged kayaking vacation in Costa Rica between Christmas and the New Year. Blame Zinnia being lost on the desire to get grass on the other side of the fence. Zinnia is my chicken. Zinnia is also [...]

Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

By | December 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I don't own an ugly holiday sweater, but I am featured in BuzzFeed's 2011 holiday photos that will give you holiday cheer. (See photo 20. Don't laugh.)  However, if you do own an ugly top, today you can get media coverage. I always think of that scene in "Bridget Jones' Diary" where her future boyfriend [...]

Get Fit, a Bit

By | December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

My new FitBit Charge works a bit and doesn't work a bit. Corporate survival of the fittest games can make for big headlines, like this article in the Wall Street Journal. What new tools are you using today that could get you media coverage? Just write about your experience and share your thoughts on social [...]

Bust A Move

By | December 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

My mother is visiting me and said this morning, "I'm washing my hands because I just touched the dirty laundry in the hamper and I don't know where you've been." At the same time, the news was on in the background reporting Charlie Sheen's ex-fiancée lawsuit because essentially she didn't know where he had been either. (I [...]


By | November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

November 20th, 2015 is Universal Children's Day. So, today I'm choosing to speak about children and my commitments to provide environments that support the full potential growth for them. I bypassed commenting on some news this week because well, the events left me speechless. Let's focus on the positive, though. Children. What I want to [...]