About Michelle Tennant

Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post.

Hallmark Case Study

By | March 31st, 2017|

My PR firm Wasabi Publicity represents Mutual Rescue, a nonprofit out to change the conversation from 'people or animals' to 'people and animals' because let's face it, pets rescue us as much as we rescue them.  I like to share with you exceptional case studies from public relations because deep in my heart, I know stories [...]

Your Image Here

By | February 28th, 2017|

"You're lying" said the USA Today reporter to me about how much I paid for my head-shot. "I paid $7000 for my head-shot and for sure you don't own the copyright on that photo if you didn't pay $7000." I wasn't sure what to say, except in my head I could only hear my father [...]

Mutual Rescue

By | January 31st, 2017|

Every day I take a lunch break, I pet my Siberian husky. It so relaxes me and helps me heal my adrenal burnout. And LouLou loves it too, of course! I rescued her. During her first year, she ran feral the shelter told me. Every time I see her catch bugs and grubs, it reminds [...]

City VS Country

By | November 28th, 2016|

My Spartan Trifecta Race teammate, Melissa taught TRX this spring and didn't notice J-Lo in her class. She didn't notice her entourage either. Lady Gaga needs to come to the country y'all where no one will recognize her because today she is crying she is so famous she "misses people." Country folk will see right through that. [...]

Power to the Peaceful

By | November 9th, 2016|

Stress resilience is a trending term today. Media say acceptance is a stress-resilient trait. For sure acceptance is something I've learned in my own life. Werner Erhard said, "Happiness is accepting what is." I love exploring what it means to be happy. In today's political climate, it's important, I feel, to infuse the public conversation with [...]

Quit Clowning Around!

By | October 14th, 2016|

Creepy clowns are frowned upon and in some communities, banned this year. When I was a children's entertainer during undergraduate school, I never painted my face. It scared too many preschoolers. As an adult, you know what scares me? Two-faced people. Anyone who knows me personally knows one thing for sure: I speak straight. What [...]

Baby Got Back

By | September 27th, 2016|

Every woman loves being called a pig. Especially after you've won the Miss Universe pageant. Alicia Machado developed an eating disorder after Donald Trump called her Miss Piggy. Body shaming and the presidential debates are hot news today - again. If you've not tagged your media pitching to how women view their own bodies or [...]

For the Health of It

By | September 12th, 2016|

At six, I cried when my mother cleaned with ammonia, thinking she'd get pneumonia from it. She clarified it for me with a giggle. I passed out from pneumonia when I was 16. Attending a performing arts high school, I fainted into my father's arms in the parking lot while playing Miss Hannigan in Annie. [...]