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.

City VS Country

By | November 28th, 2016|

My Spartan Trifecta Race teammate, Melissa taught TRX this spring and didn't notice J-Lo in her class. She didn't notice her entourage either. Lady Gaga needs to come to the country y'all where no one will recognize her because today she is crying she is so famous she "misses people." Country folk will see right through that. [...]

Power to the Peaceful

By | November 9th, 2016|

Stress resilience is a trending term today. Media say acceptance is a stress-resilient trait. For sure acceptance is something I've learned in my own life. Werner Erhard said, "Happiness is accepting what is." I love exploring what it means to be happy. In today's political climate, it's important, I feel, to infuse the public conversation with [...]

Quit Clowning Around!

By | October 14th, 2016|

Creepy clowns are frowned upon and in some communities, banned this year. When I was a children's entertainer during undergraduate school, I never painted my face. It scared too many preschoolers. As an adult, you know what scares me? Two-faced people. Anyone who knows me personally knows one thing for sure: I speak straight. What [...]

Baby Got Back

By | September 27th, 2016|

Every woman loves being called a pig. Especially after you've won the Miss Universe pageant. Alicia Machado developed an eating disorder after Donald Trump called her Miss Piggy. Body shaming and the presidential debates are hot news today - again. If you've not tagged your media pitching to how women view their own bodies or [...]

For the Health of It

By | September 12th, 2016|

At six, I cried when my mother cleaned with ammonia, thinking she'd get pneumonia from it. She clarified it for me with a giggle. I passed out from pneumonia when I was 16. Attending a performing arts high school, I fainted into my father's arms in the parking lot while playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. [...]

Lap It Up

By | August 18th, 2016|

Rescue dogs are lapping it up at Starbucks to find forever homes. I lap up my coffee, cream and sugar every morning. And the Olympic gold medalists are lapping up PR attention, even if the PR's not about their medals. It leaves me wondering, what do we need to say to media to get their [...]

You’re An Idiot

By | July 5th, 2016|

"You're an idiot," said a YouTube hater to me about a video I did on how the Emotion Code healed my lower back pain and made my pets calm. I see hater comments as a clear indication my stories and messages are getting out there. Do you relate to your nay-sayers as good news? I do. The [...]

Love, Then Act

By | June 15th, 2016|

The Orlando mass shooting has many on social media saying, "It's time to act." I've considered myself an activist since my college days of organizing Amnesty International chapters in Chicago so I wake up saying, "How will I take action today to impact the greater good for all?" So when Mathew Shurka called me this morning to [...]

#BringBackOurGirls

By | May 19th, 2016|

"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 [...]