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Network television journalist, motivational speaker and author Jennifer Lewis-Hall has built an exceptional career in network television and multimedia. Jennifer anchors Tribune Broadcasting’s PHL17 Morning News at 5 A.M. and the Eye Opener morning show in Philadelphia on WPHL-TV where she loves waking up early to bring you your need-to-know news. Jennifer is also the host and producer of PHL17’s public affairs program, In Focus, where she shines a spotlight on issues impacting our communities, including topics ranging from heroin and opioid addiction – to “green job” initiatives for people who were previously incarcerated and seeking to change their lives.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She has received many awards and accolades. To name a few, she is a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees, she has been inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame, and she was honored by the Douglass Society at Rutgers University for outstanding achievement in the field of Journalism. Jennifer was also a national keynote for the Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation where she presented motivational and inspiring tips to thousands of women throughout the country.

In recognition of her professional accomplishments and community involvement, she was awarded the Professional Woman of the Year Award from The Union County Club and the New Jersey Minority Achiever Award by the YMCA of New Jersey. Jennifer is a speaker sought after by Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and national organizations and is truly a refreshing voice that resonates with audiences all over the country.


Recent Articles
  • IN FOCUS: The Museum of the American Revolution

    The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is home to an expansive collection of art, manuscripts and printed works from the nation’s Revolutionary Period. The museum traces the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest through the war and the victory that led to a new nation. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall speaks with Michael Quinn, the museum’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Scott Stephenson – Vice President of Exhibitions and Programming. Chazz Alberti, the chef responsible […]

  • How this local gallery connects women, art and empowerment

    A local mother has opened a new gallery in Haddonfield, NJ and says her main key to success is all due to the connection she shares with other women.   Mame Young greets customers at her shop – Labelle Art Gallery in Haddonfield – like she’s known them for years. Young, born and raise in Senegal [West Africa] is mom to 20-year-old Scott and 9-year-old Kayla. She opened the gallery with more than 500 pieces of art in September. “This one is […]

  • IN FOCUS: The American Red Cross

    Many people are familiar with the American Red Cross logo when disaster strikes – but there are many other ways the Red Cross helps our local communities – from training and certification in CPR and First Aid, to water safety and smoke alarm installation. Host Jennifer Lewis-Hall speaks with Diane Concannon, the Director of Communications for the American Red Cross New Jersey region. Alana Mauger, with the region’s biomedical field marketing and communications office, shares how 40% of the nation’s […]

  • IN FOCUS: The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    On “In Focus,” we highlight one of the most iconic places in the country, located right in the City of Brotherly Love – the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gail Harrity, President and Chief Operating Officer of the museum joins to talk about the massive renovation to the world class museum. Underway is the $196 million core project – part of the museum`s massive $525 million ‘It Starts Here’ campaign. Harrity shares details of the renovation as well as timelines for […]

  • IN FOCUS: Breast Cancer Awareness

    Experts say one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but it is important to know that men are also impacted by the disease. On “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we focus on breast cancer awareness in the Delaware Valley and the annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure event in Philadelphia. Joining Jennifer is Elaine Grobman, CEO of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. Dr. Lisa Jablon, Director of the Breast Program at Einstein Medical […]

  • ‘Crime Watch Daily’ Host Chris Hansen visits PHL17

    Crime Watch Daily host Chris Hansen stopped by PHL17 studio to talk about their latest investigation, social media’s role in their show and their success in solving crimes. Hansen takes his viewers into the crime and exposes them to the scenery and audio that they usually wouldn’t hear during a crime. With the support of surveillance video in their latest investigation, Hansen’s team was able to publicize in two hundred and eight cities across America. Through publicizing the surveillance video, […]

  • “Hidden Figures” the inspiring box office hit has special connection to New Jersey woman

    “Hidden Figures,” nominated for Best Picture, is the amazing untold story of NASA “Computer” and mathematician Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson. A hit in the movies and on social media, “Hidden Figures” is inspiring African-American woman and girls everywhere. And, the film has deep roots right here in the Delaware Valley. Johnson’s granddaughter, Laurie Hylick who lives in New Jersey and grew up in Mount Laurel, spoke exclusively to PHL17 about her grandmother’s incredible life and accomplishments as […]

  • Energy saving tips for the colder temperatures ahead

    Our home heating systems are working extra hard to keep us warm and that means more cash coming out of our wallets. Corey Amos winterizes homes and does energy checks. He says that in most homes he visits with forced air systems a filter is in backwards or it’s just too dirty making the furnace inefficient. A new filter costs about $5 and can make a huge difference. Amos also added that money is often wasted when hot water pipes […]

  • A closer look into the signature sound behind the Mummers Parade

    “And Oh Dem Golden Slippers,” the song that beats at the heart of Philadelphia Mummery, but who exactly is the composer behind the iconic tune? James A. Bland wrote the song over 130 years ago. He is one of the best-known black composers and performers during a time of minstrel shows in America and abroad. “In the Murray Comic Club, I use it as a song to dance up the street to and get the crowd involved in the parade. […]

  • SugarHouse Casino Dealer Bob Bader looks forward to his 43rd Mummers Parade

    Turning the corner on a New Year means something extra special at home and at work for an employee at SugarHouse Casino. Bob Bader wakes up to do something he enjoys each day and something else he absolutely has loved doing every January first for more than four decades. Bob Bader has been a dealer at SugarHouse for six years, but he’s been a mummer for 43 years. Currently he plays saxophone in the Polish American String Band, but previously […]