As a former television anchor and reporter, Teal Jennings Yost brings a decade of storytelling to The Other Side of Service.
An award-winning journalist, Teal excelled at NBC, CBS and Fox in Texas and Iowa. She also produced and delivered live reports from the Chicago Board of Trade as a financial correspondent for Bloomberg Television.
Like military life, the life of a journalist is never boring. Teal has interviewed sitting presidents and rock stars. She’s covered everything from devastating floods and deadly tornados to the federal government shutdown and IPOs for the latest tech start-up.
Television news provided unique insight into the military even before becoming a Navy spouse. Teal was one of the first journalists on the scene of the Fort Hood shooting massacre—reporting live for several hours as events unfolded. She was lucky enough to fly in an F-16 Thunderbird—wearing a g-suit and experiencing Diamond Cloverloops and Aileron Rolls to help publicize an air show. (Even her pilot husband was jealous!)
In addition to traditional reporting and videography, Teal is an experienced and savvy digital marketer and content strategist focused on driving audience development.
Teal holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York. She received a B.A. in political science and theatre at Millikin University.
Teal’s Blog: http://theothersideofservice.com/embracing-change/