Dr. Jennifer Ashton, is the country’s leading voice of Women’s Health. Dr. Ashton is a board-certified OB-GYN and is board-certified in Obesity Medicine. In October 2017, ABC announced Dr. Ashton as the Chief Medical Correspondent & Health Editor, making her the third person at the network to ever hold this title. Dr. Ashton appears several times a week on the nation’s number one rated morning news broadcast, Good Morning America. She is the author of three books: Eat This Not That When Expecting, The Body Scoop for Girls, and Your Body Beautiful. Dr. Ashton’s eloquent, heartbreaking, yet hopeful memoir Life After Suicide (William Morrow) published in May 2019.
Dr. Ashton received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and upon graduation she was awarded the prestigious Bartlestone Award in Pharmacology. Dr. Ashton received her post-graduate training in women’s health and surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She received a Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition in 2016.
Dr. Ashton’s dual roles in clinical medicine and medical media keep her on the cutting edge of medical and health news and advances. Leading by example, Dr. Ashton not only ‘talks the talk,’ but ‘walks the walk’ proving that commitment to good nutrition, fitness, sleep, and stress reduction are the cornerstones to health and wellness. Affectionately referred to as your all-in-one ‘BFF’/Ob-Gyn, Dr. Ashton marries an unparalleled medical background with an accessible ‘girl’s-girl’ attitude. A frequent keynote speaker and moderator for national events with topics ranging from women’s health to wellness and prevention, Dr. Ashton is committed to improving the lives of girls and women.
From 2009-2011, Dr. Ashton was the Medical Correspondent for CBS News Network, where she received the prestigious Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism for her work. In 2013, she was named co-host of the nationally- syndicated, Emmy Award-winning daytime medical show, The Doctors. In 2015, she was named Chief Women’s Health Correspondent for ABC News, where she also served as Senior Medical Contributor since 2012. Dr. Ashton has also worked as the Medical Correspondent for The Fox News Channel and has regularly contributed to a number of shows including The Early Show, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Dr. Oz Show and TLC’s A Baby Story.
Currently, she resides in New York.