Travel, Lifestyle + Business
Multiplatform storyteller, speaker, on-air contributor and “curator of cool.” Inspires busy high achievers to try something different and explore life beyond work by sharing compelling travel and lifestyle experiences and thrilling stories of risk takers who boldly go after their dreams.
New York • Chicago
Columbia College, Chicago, IL • Bachelor of Arts, Marketing with concentration in Public Relations and Journalism (2002)
Cast member of NBCUniversal/BravoTV’s global, luxury travel show "Tour Group". Media contributor for Jetset.com and Choose Chicago (Chicago's tourism blog). Featured travel/lifestyle, branding and social good expert for V103, WGN-AM, WCIU-TV and more.
Media contributor covering travel, lifestyle and business for ESSENCE, Recommend, Body & More, HomeStyle and other publications.
Host and producer of the weekly travel and lifestyle show "Jettasetting with Jetta Bates” on WVON-AM (an iHeartRadio station).
Online correspondent covering small business, lifestyle and tourism for Inc. Well, NBC5's business blog.
On-air host and co-producer of the lifestyle and travel segment "Luxonomics with Jetta Bates" on WCIU-TV's "You & Me This Morning."
"Jetta is a fine writer whose words are infused with flare. Not only is Jetta great writer, but she is a bright, bubbly TV host with a fun-loving voice."Tanisha Sykes, Writer. Editor. Multimedia Content Strategist • written while Senior Editor of Personal Finance & Careers, Essence Magazine
"Jetta has been a fresh and capable contributor, applying her inimitable style and expertise to the topics of small business and lifestyle. We’re pleased to count her among our contributors. I’m a fan.”Andrew, Section Editor at CNNMoney • written while Editorial Director, Digital, NBCUniversal
"...easy to work with, professional, personable, refreshingly candid, and event attendees enjoyed her fun yet informative insights into the business of lifestyle. Her ability to captivate an audience is extraordinary!"Edward Lewis, Supervisory Immigration Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
"With each travel piece that she's written for us, Jetta has given our readers AN EXPERIENCE! She approaches each trip with an eye for the offbeat. Her professionalism ensures that there is never a concern about deadlines or delivery of a stellar product. She is a gem.”Terry Glover, written while Managing Editor, Ebony Magazine