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.

NEWS HOOKS Eating Crow

By |March 26th, 2015|

My dad was a smart man. You don’t even know! (Bonus points for those of you who recognize my comedian Dane Cook hat tip.)

Here’s why. Today Radio Shack is eating crow.

Dad passed in 2004 but today’s news would make his blood boil. Radio Shack is in hot water for reportedly wanting to sell customer data during their bankruptcy […]

NEWS HOOKS Plane Truth

By |March 25th, 2015|

All over the news today, the Germanwings crash tops headlines. I reported yesterday in my blog entry, “It’s ‘plane’ simple” media friends will be needing airline industry experts and people with direct experience surviving crashes. This is exactly what you’re seeing in the news today. To tell the truth, it’s what media venues are focusing upon. […]

NEWS HOOKS It’s ‘plane’ simple

By |March 24th, 2015|

Today is all about plane safety. Unfortunately a Germanwings plane crash has taken off all over headlines. It’s the worst crash in German history. Media contacts will need all kinds of experts who can discuss plane safety as they try to make sense of what’s happened. If you’ve personally survived a plane crash and you’re willing to […]

NEWS HOOKS Take Your Shirt Off; The World is Watching

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Whew, today’s news includes men taking their shirts off. Tom Cruise is still packing visual heat for the ladies in his 50’s with the news of the Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation coming to a theater near you. All medical professionals and personal trainers will be on-call for media wanting to know Cruise’ secret of remaining so […]

NEWS HOOKS Total Eclipse of the Heart

By |March 20th, 2015|

My heart be still. It’s rare Mother Earth is trumping news but with her triple play today, everyone’s excited. It’s the first day of spring, there’s a solar eclipse and a supermoon. See the eclipse online since most of us can’t view it due to weather conditions being too hazy. Plus, you’ll avoid eye damage, like […]

NEWS HOOKS Breastfeeding, Brackets and Budgets

By |March 19th, 2015|

Breasts are still in the news today. Breastfeeding that is. So, if you’re an educational or medical professional who can weigh in on all-things breastfeeding, now’s the time to pitch yourself to media friends.

Yesterday in my blog entry, “God, Dog and Basketball,” I reported on a new study that links breastfeeding with making more money […]

NEWS HOOKS God, Dog and Basketball

By |March 18th, 2015|

Typically news producers and writers steer clear of mixing religion into their headlines. Today’s news serves up a large dose of it, though. That’s because the Presbyterian Church has changed “husband and wife” to “two people” to define marriage. So, if you’re a gay rights advocate or a person who specializes in the history of […]

NEWS HOOKS Foodies, Celebs Abroad, Green Things

By |March 17th, 2015|

Today’s news is for people who like green things: Money, holidays, green lattes and kale. That’s right. Not only is everyone in the spirit of St. Patty’s Day but celebs are eating their favorite food from far away and are sharing it on social media. Yup, Drew Barrymore has the world’s attention with her food […]

NEWS HOOKS March Madness, Dolce & Gabbana, Love Hormones & Carol’s Cookies

By |March 16th, 2015|

Baby … it’s March Madness. So, if you’re a sports expert and if your expertise can help move forward public sports conversations versus just your fantasy leagues, then be sure to let your media contacts know. All this month, they’re looking for great soundbites and stories about people excited about their teams. I grew up […]

NEWS HOOKS Ink, Inc. and Inq. – Bombshells, Racism and Police Training

By |March 13th, 2015|

Got ink? Well, if you’re inked or can comment about tattoos, you’re going to like today’s news cycle. A Texas man was booted from a restaurant. (News venues are calling the Texas-based Bombshells a “breastaurant” which opens up a whole other discussion about sexism in the restaurant industry.) This Atlanta news team said it best, “The […]