Jennifer Pate

Created and hosted the award-winning web series, Jen and Barb Mom Life, for which she produced over 120 episodes, drew over 94 million video streams and had over 52 million unique viewers. During its five seasons, Pate worked with over 48 brands, including Dodge, Kraft, Coke, GE, SC Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, V-Tech, Tyson. She won the Webby Award for Best Variety/Reality Show host for 2010 and received Honoree Mentions for 2011, 2012 and 2013. Additionally she co-created and co-produced three seasons of the scripted comedy “Single Life” for Condé Nast and She is the co-writer of the self-help book, “The Mothers of Reinvention; Reclaim Your Identity, Unleash Your Potential, Love Your Life” published by Vanguard Publishing, and has been a featured speaker at events and conferences such as BlogHer and iMedia Brand Summit. Her television appearances include Katie Couric, Rachel Ray, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America and has been a guest on numerous radio shows. She produced and hosted “Why Your Kids Should Know the F-Word” for the Ms. Foundation which takes a look at feminism today with guest Gloria Steinem, and was the star of the HGTV series, “Flipping Moms.”

Previously, Jennifer was a casting agent for over 20 years in television and film. She was a partner in the casting company Colloff, Fishman, and Britt, working with esteemed creators such as Joss Whedon and Judd Apatow.

She began her career as a professional dancer and toured nationally with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Jennifer’s husband, Jonas Pate, is a screenwriter, director and producer working in film and television. He often works with his twin brother, Josh Pate. He and his brother co-created the Netflix series Outer Banks, which premiered in 2020.  Jennifer is also an executive director and casting director for the series.

In 2020, Jennifer and Jonas were appointed by North Carolina governor Roy Cooper to the state’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television, and Digital Streaming.