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 |July 3rd, 2015|

Tomorrow you may eat 6,071 calories at a July 4th BBQ. A Tour de France cyclist will burn that much in one hour according to Business Insider. Mmm, the article says that’s 3.6 Chipotle burritos, 6.9 Cinnabon rolls or 242.8 carrots. What you eat or don’t eat can be big news.

In today’s breaking news, there’s a “Fancy Food Show” where […]

NEWS HOOKS D-i-v-o-r-c-e

By |July 2nd, 2015|

Loretta Lynn said, “I’m a big opponent of divorce. Why leave the nut you got for the one you don’t?” God, I love her. We’re both from Kentucky — that’s probably why I love that coal-miner’s daughter so much. Yes, my friends, dominating the news today is D-I-V-O-R-C-E. (Tammy Wynette’s classic song about divorce s-p-e-l-l-s […]

NEWS HOOKS Bros and Bras

By |July 1st, 2015|

The wrong bra can make international news. Tennis pro Eugenie Bouchard’s choice in underwear dominates the news today. She wore a black bra when rules permit ‘white’ tennis outfits only (there is a clause in contract which includes underwear). So, it’s really about rules which transitions bras to bros: enter Donald Trump again.

Trump is in […]

NEWS HOOKS You’re Fired!

By |June 30th, 2015|

Jobs are in the news today. Donald Trump’s jobs in particular. Running for president, Trump issued sound bites about immigrants that prompted NBC to say, “Trump, you’re fired!” Trump threatens to sue.

If you’re an expert in reality shows, job hires/fires or anything related to partnerships, here’s your opportunity to get in some sound bites of […]

NEWS HOOKS My Generation

By |June 29th, 2015|

Who’s your favorite? Your pick can be big news. Kanye West says he’s the biggest rock star in the world and other, more likely ‘biggest rock star classics’ like The Who stick it to Kanye in London at a festival where at least 15,000 sign a petition to cancel his slot. “Big-ness” like “beauty” is often in the eye […]


By |June 26th, 2015|

“My husband does that too,” I say when a man approaches me, obviously trolling to see if he has a chance with me. It gives a not-so-subtle hint that I’m married and taken in other words, off the market for love. Today, the Supreme Court has given same-sex couples the chance to marry in all […]


By |June 25th, 2015|

Heckler shut down by Obama. It’s sweet if you haven’t seen it. My father shut down a friend of mine when I was nine. She was spending the night and smelled her food, then pushed it away. He told her if she couldn’t be respectful she should not come back to ‘his house.’ What is […]

NEWS HOOKS Skinny Jeans

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Health hazard? A woman collapses from wearing skinny jeans. I loathe the skinny jean trend. Turns out, my health benefits from it. If you’re a well-being expert, today you can tie into how clothes and health work side-by-side .. ur, uh or tighten your sides.

“Don’t squat” in skinny jeans they say. Most women know the […]

NEWS HOOKS Go Free Range

By |June 22nd, 2015|

Geico’s commercial featuring a free range chicken cracks me up every time I watch it. I laugh probably because I have seven back-yard chickens and they bring great joy to my life when I let them go free range before they perch for bedtime. My husband and I “tuck them into bed” at sunset and then […]

NEWS HOOKS Show Me The Money

By |June 18th, 2015|

A woman will be on a $20 bill. Women on global currency is trending. Show me the money, honey! You’ve come a long way, baby. (Cue a cliche of your own liking.) Money experts, feminists and those fighting for women’s rights now have a tie-in to breaking news. Play your bills and make your tips, tools and […]