Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a Board-certified Ob-Gyn, and is also Board-Certified in Obesity Medicine. A graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University, she received her medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2016, she received a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Institute of Human Nutrition, making Dr. Ashton the only M.D. with a national news media platform who also has a degree in Nutrition. Currently working as the Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News, (only the 3rd person to hold this position in the history of ABC News), Dr. Ashton is the first OB-Gyn to ever hold this position in national network news media. While working as CBS News Network’s Medical Correspondent in 2009-2011, Dr. Ashton received the prestigious Columbia Alfred DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism.