Social journalist Jenni Hogan will appear on KING 5 News at 5 to help parents make sense of the latest photo-sharing app craze, Snapchat.
Snapchat is being used to send 60 million photos every day, mostly by teens and young adults. Parents are wary though, because the appeal of the app is that the photos disappear after a few seconds. That makes it difficult to monitor how your kids are using the new app.
Hogan will leverage her 200,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter to offer real-life solutions to the Snapchat dilemma for parents. The segment will air Tuesday in the 5 p.m. newscast.
“Jenni Hogan is really savvy when it comes to social media and how it is used by real people,” said Ray Heacox, President and General Manager of KING. “Her large online following is a real asset, too. She can turn to her online community for answers and ideas on a wide variety of subjects.”
Hogan is a native of Australia and one of the most followed journalists online in the nation.
She moved to the U.S. for an athletic scholarship at the University of Washington and graduated with degrees in Economics and Communications. She was the captain of the UW crew team which won back-to-back NCAA National Rowing Championships. She is founder of Jenni Hogan Media which produces interactive content for TV, cable, websites, livestream and social media platforms.
“I'm excited to be teaming up with KING 5 to work on an innovative project that's all about putting the viewer first,” Hogan said.
You can connect with Hogan on Facebook and Twitter @jennihogan.
And you can also connect with KING 5 on Facebook and Twitter @king5seattle.