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The Next Generation

Meet the Host of America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation

Jeannie Mai Jenkins is here to shake up the test kitchen.
By Published Nov. 10, 2022

She’s the host of America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation, but Jeannie Mai Jenkins is no stranger to the world of television. An avid home cook and talk show host, Jeannie brings both the glamor and the kitchen know-how to her role.

This is everything you need to know about the abundantly talented TV personality.

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What TV shows has Jeannie Mai Jenkins been on?

Jeannie is an Emmy-winning co-host of the nationally syndicated talk show The Real, which ran for eight seasons, and is currently a sideline correspondent for ABC’s extreme mini-golf competition series Holey Moley.

In 2018, Jeannie and her fellow The Real co- hosts received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show also received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Series, and received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.

What else do I know Jeannie Mai Jenkins from?

Jeannie hasn't just received accolades for her television appearances, though. In 2020, Jeannie competed on Season 29 of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars, and in May 2021, she was included in the Gold House A100 list, recognizing the most impactful leaders in the Asian community.

A style expert and producer, Jeannie launched her web series, Hello Hunnay, which takes fans on her journey through fashion, fitness, finances and relationships. 

Jeannie also hosts the podcast Listen Hunnay, where she interviews everyone from sex therapists to divorce lawyers and morticians to crime scene investigators in an effort to understand the journeys at the heart of the human being behind the career.

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