ABC Radio Announces the Launch of “Your Body”
Hosted by ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton
New Daily Audio Series Focused on Women’s Health and Wellness Begins Tuesday, May 26
ABC Radio announces the launch of “Your Body,” a new daily audio report geared towards helping women achieve better health and wellness. “Your Body” will be hosted by ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton, a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist to whom millions of viewers turn for guidance on America’s most-watched morning news broadcast, “Good Morning America.“ Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, “Your Body” can be heard on America’s top music and talk stations. “Each day, I’ll cover the most important health and wellness issues facing women along with topics of nutrition, fitness, beauty and parenting challenges,” said Dr. Ashton, host of “Your Body.” Dr. Ashton is also the mother two teens and freely shares her experiences as a parent.
“Radio now has a powerful female doctor who connects specifically with women, and advertisers now have a highly targeted and credible programming platform with which to associate their message,“ said Steve Jones, VP & GM, ABC Radio. “Your Body” is ideal for today’s music stations seeking to create appointment listening and engage women from around the country.
About Dr. Ashton
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is ABC News’ senior medical contributor. As part of the ABC News Medical Unit, she reports on major health and wellness issues across all ABC News platforms.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is Board-certified Ob-Gyn. A graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, she received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she was elected Class President for 4 consecutive years. 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 NYC, an affiliate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons. She served as Administrative Chief Resident and was awarded Chief Resident of the Year upon completing her residency. She is currently enrolled in the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition Master’s Degree Program (anticipated completion 2015) making Dr. Ashton one of the only M.D.’s with a national media platform who also has a degree in Nutrition.
Dr. Ashton is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Part of the Attending staff of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ, (an affiliate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine), she is one of the few national TV medical experts with an active clinical practice, where she treats women of all ages for medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, and manages primary care issues such as Depression, High Cholesterol and Obesity.
About ABC Radio:
ABC Radio syndicates America’s largest commercial radio news network, ABC News Radio, along with the ABC Radio Lifestyle and Entertainment network, ABC Sports Radio and ABC Radio Digital to nearly 1300 radio stations and multiple digital distributors. ABC Radio reaches more than 36-million listeners each week across broadcast and digital audio platforms. ABC Radio is part of the Disney ABC Television Group. For more information: www.abcradio.com
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