Jennifer Loven is a Managing Director in the Strategic Communications Division of The Glover Park Group, specializing in crises, high-profile and impactful negotiations, organizational transitions, high-level strategic messaging and media counsel and complex reputational problems.
Before joining GPG, Jennifer was a reporter with The Associated Press, most recently as AP’s chief White House correspondent. She covered the White House for most of the two terms of the Bush presidency and the first two years of the Obama administration, chronicling presidential elections, nearly every major global story of the era and presidential visits to all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Jennifer became chief White House correspondent in 2008, leading the AP's largest-ever White House team and taking primary responsibility for national security and foreign affairs coverage.
Jennifer was elected in 2006 to the board of the White House Correspondents Association, and was WHCA president for the 2008-2009 year. In that position, she was responsible for mediating access issues between the White House and the press corps, overseeing budget decisions related to travel and planning and emceeing the first White House Correspondents Dinner of the Obama presidency.
Earlier in her journalism career, Jennifer covered a wide range of beats in Washington, including congressional elections, telecommunications, housing, environment and agribusiness, and reported from Detroit and the Michigan statehouse.
She previously worked for The Russ Reid Co. in Pasadena, Calif., a marketing firm for non-profit organizations, and as a non-profit volunteer in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Jennifer received an English and American studies degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives with her daughter in Chevy Chase, Maryland.