Donna Tetreault

Donna Tetreault
Title: TV Journalist and Author
Education: University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Encino, California
Expertise: Broadcast Television, Writing, Education

Donna Tetreault is a national TV parenting journalist, seen on NBC News, The Today Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and The Talk on CBS. She is also seen regularly in Los Angeles on KCBS/KCAL, NBC’s California Live, KTLA, and Spectrum News One. You can catch her every Wednesday on NBC News Daily’s Modern Parenting segment.

She's also an author. Her debut children's book, Dear Me, Letters to Myself For All of My Emotions, is a Best-Seller and Readers' Favorite Award Winner in the Educational Category. Dear Me proactively teaches children positive mental health strategies. Her parenting book, The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method: Building a Family Foundation on Compassion, Acceptance, Security, Trust, Love and Expectations plus Education was published by Familius/Hachette in June 2022.

Donna is the founder of Caring Counts. The nonprofit’s mission is to teach kindness, compassion, self-compassion and inclusion to kids and families. The ‘Kind Kid Warriors’ initiative promotes kindness via service learning activities. Donna saw a growing need to make this type of curriculum available to all kids via her reporting, writing, and research. For more information check out


Donna has been a parenting/family/education reporter for over ten years. She was a parenting correspondent for NBC’s CA Live, FOX 11 in Los Angeles, and HLN's Raising America with Kyra Phillips. She worked as a parenting contributor for The Insider, Access Live, and Home & Family TV.

Donna has been a guest blogger for Harvard University's Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common Project. Donna worked as an elementary school teacher for L.A.U.S.D., in East L.A. She taught kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 5th grades. She has also taught journalism classes at U.C.L.A. Extension. One of her favorite courses is The Art of the Interview.

Family is the foundation that builds strong, healthy, and thriving children which in turn creates a better world.

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