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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 4:30 A.M. and the morning dose 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: Fighting Homlessness in Camden County

    A new program in Camden County is set to expand resources for people who are homeless. City officials say there are about 500 people who are homeless in the county, and this new six point plan will address getting them additional services in a more coordinated fashion with a host of agencies. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, speaks with Camden County Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr.  about the six point plan which he says includes twenty more shelter beds and addresses a spectrum […]

  • IN FOCUS: Sickle Cell Awareness

    September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and we sat down with legendary producer, Kenny Gamble, to discuss how he is teaming up with Nate Morris of Boys II Men and Patty LaBelle to raise awareness of the disease. In addition to Mr. Gamble, host Jennifer Lewis-Hall speaks with Zemoria Brandon of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America:  Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter about the 20th annual sickle cell walk in honor of her husband. Bone marrow recipient Amanosi Agbugui shares […]

  • IN FOCUS: Suicide Prevention

    Bringing awareness to the topic of suicide and what is being done regarding prevention is extremely important. Joining host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, to discuss this is Dr. Kamilah Jackson – Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Child and Adolescent Services for the city of Philadelphia and Dr. Matthew Wintersteen, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University. Megan Coburn also shares her story as someone who has experienced the tremendous loss of losing a loved one. She founded […]

  • IN FOCUS: Camden County’s New Solar Panel Renewable Energy Partnership

    In Camden County, 10,000 solar panels have been installed at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill on River Road with the landfill providing a source of so called “clean energy” – enough to power hundreds of homes. Our focus is solar power and the emphasis of using that resource from the sun in a significant way in Camden County as part of a new partnership.  8,000 more panels are expected to be installed at the landfill by the end of the year. […]

  • IN FOCUS: Philadelphia’s “Running Start” Program

    The City of Philadelphia’s new “Running Start” program is for children who are newborns to five years of age. The program is a framework for action that focuses on preventing or reducing adverse health outcomes by providing interventions to help reduce high infant mortality rates, asthma and other health conditions officials say are prevalent in the city. The program also links with partners across a broad spectrum to provide information on breastfeeding, a new safe-sleeping campaign as part of SIDS […]

  • IN FOCUS: Philadelphia Futures

    Philadelphia Futures is a local nonprofit which has created a nationally known model for helping low-income, first-generation-to-college students enter and succeed in college. Philadelphia Futures says higher education attainment rates among low-income, first-generation-to-college students remain significantly lower than those of their more affluent peers. And, they say the gap has persisted for decades and continues to grow. Joining Jennifer to talk about this issue and what the nonprofit is doing including providing a variety of services that support their admission […]

  • IN FOCUS: Financial Literacy

    The Foundation for Adolescent Credit Education is a local nonprofit that conducts financial literacy classes throughout the tri-state area aimed at educating teens and young adults about money management, college loans and debt, and avoiding overspending. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, speaks with two executives from the Foundation for Adolescent Credit Education or FACE. Christopher Palermo is the organization’s Executive Director. Matt Lakofsky, a CPA – is a board member. They share information on the mission of the organization, how it’s reaching […]

  • IN FOCUS: Summer in Philadelphia

    The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Philadelphia is celebrating summer time! Jennifer Lewis-Hall’s guests talk about fun and safe ways to beat the heat in Philadelphia and the more than seventy pools open during the summer as well as free events including movie nights in the city. And, they share information on the many summer camps for children including various specialties from art, to golf camp to rowing camp. Jennifer’s guests include Kathryn Ott Lovell, City of […]

  • IN FOCUS: The PSPCA Turns 150!

    The Pennsylvania Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals marks the major milestone of turning 150 years old in Philadelphia. Host Jennifer Lewis-Hall’s guests include PSPCA CEO Julie Klim who shares the mission and history of the PSPCA which has been an advocate for animals since 1867. Klim talks about the multitude of services it provides including vet care, clinics and resources for pet owners. Gillian Kocher, Director of Public Relations and Marketing talks about fostering and adopting pets […]

  • IN FOCUS: Indego Bike Sharing

    The City of Philadelphia’s Indego bike sharing program is expanding in its second year of operation. The self-serve bike program is adding thirteen additional stations this summer and over two-hundred bikes serving Fishtown, Center City, South and West Philadelphia. Host Jennifer Lewis-Hall’s guests include Aaron Ritz – City of Philadelphia Transportation Program Manager and Waffiyyah Murray – Indego’s Community Coordinator. Tonnetta Graham who is the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation President shares how Indego is making a difference in her […]