NBC News chief Deborah Turness announced today Jenna Wolfe has been named the first-ever Today show Lifestyle and Fitness Correspondent.  Wolfe also will serve as NBC News National Correspondent.

On Today, Wolfe will cover a variety of topics from healthy living and wellness to strength and body improvement. As NBC News National Correspondent, Wolfe will report for all platforms of NBC News including NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams.

Jenna Wolfe has been named the first-ever Today Lifestyle and Fitness Correspondent.  Wolfe will also serve as NBC News National Correspondent.  The announcement was made this morning on Today.

As Today’s Lifestyle and Fitness Correspondent, Wolfe will cover a variety of topics from healthy living and wellness to strength and body improvement.  She will also continue her wide range of feature pieces for the program.  As NBC News National Correspondent, Wolfe will report for all platforms of NBC News including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

In August,  Wolfe announced that she is expecting her second child in February 2015.with her partner, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk.

“This new role is tailor-made for Jenna,” Turness said in today’s announcement. “Anyone who has seen her health and fitness segments on Today, as well as her reporting across all of our platforms, knows what a brilliant expert she is and how passionate she is about the topic.”

Wolfe will begin her newly-created role September 19 with a segment on the new “yoga pose” craze where she will interview (and pose) with Hilaria Baldwin.  Then, on September 29, she will launch her Pick-A-Part series, where she will give viewers easy tips on how to tone and define specific body parts.  She will continue her national and feature reporting each week across NBC News.