Jennifer Emmett

Vice President for Content, National Geographic Kids and Family


Jennifer Emmett is vice president for content in the Kids and Family division at National Geographic, overseeing National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines, the National Geographic Kids book program, plus websites and video for kids. National Geographic encourages kids to learn about the world and how it works, so they can make it a better place. National Geographic’s products, programs and experiences promote attitudes of curiosity, responsibility and empowerment as well as skills of observation, communication, collaboration and problem solving.

Emmett has worked at National Geographic since 1997. She has edited more than 100 nonfiction titles for children, including “Wheels of Change,” by Sue Macy, “Marching to the Mountaintop,” by Ann Bausum, the “National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry,” by J. Patrick Lewis, and the “National Geographic Kids Almanac.”

Before editing, Emmett was a researcher for the children’s television program “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” for two seasons. While earning her M.A. in English literature from Boston College, she taught English composition and interned at Little, Brown and Company. in their children’s book department. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband, three children and a dog.

In the spirit of National Geographic Kids’ blockbuster Weird But True franchise, a weird-but-true fact about Emmett is that she once swam a mile in the Chesapeake Bay through jellyfish-infested waters.



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