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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: Earth Day

    Many people in the Delaware Valley are doing their part to raise awareness about clear air, water, and land. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, 2018 and joining host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, to talk about some fun historical facts about “going green,” is Mark Kehres, programs training manager for the National Constitution Center. Christine Knapp is the director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia and talks about what the city has planned for Earth Day and […]

  • IN FOCUS: Camden Revitalization Update

    Camden, NJ is moving forward with a plan that is touting 10,000 jobs in the next decade with over two billion dollars in investment with the help of tax credits. This week we update our viewers on the massive redevelopment plan underway in Camden, New Jersey after speaking with officials and business leaders from Camden a year ago on In Focus. Bustling with construction, Camden is home to some major companies relocating there and is seeing an expansion of academic […]

  • IN FOCUS: Girls on the Run

    Known for its confidence-building and community service – Girls on the Run Philadelphia helps girls become fit physically and emotionally to help them in various aspects of their lives. Girls on the Run Philadelphia is a thousand strong in the City and active across the Delaware Valley and the United States as well as internationally. Joining Jennifer Lewis-Hall is Collen Kelly Howard, Executive Director in Philadelphia. Olivia Missena, a coach for Girls on the Run who is a teacher at […]

  • IN FOCUS: Women Executives of Philadelphia’s Championship Teams

    In honor of Women’s History Month — we have a unique opportunity to talk with women executives in the front offices of Philadelphia’s professional championship teams. These top executives join Jennifer Lewis-Hall to talk candidly about breaking into the sports industry, about their careers, what it’s like being a part of major league sports and they share some of their tips and best advice. Kathy Killian, Vice President of Human Resources and Customer Service joins us from the Phillies organization […]

  • IN FOCUS: Philadelphia Parks & Rec Forest Restoration Project

    A huge forest restoration project is happening in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park – the largest landscaped urban park in the world. That’s while the City is rapidly undertaking projects to expand and create new trails to add to their current two-hundred miles of trails in Philadelphia. In a story from PHL17’s Matt Alba, we learn about more why hundreds of trees and plants are being cut down in Belmont Plateau. The half-million-dollar project to remove invasive tree and shrub species is […]

  • IN FOCUS: The Philadelphia Flower Show – “Wonders of Water”

    The Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest flower show in the country, generating 65 million dollars in economic impact to the region. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society which hosts the show – share how it is a platform for energy conservation – and also raises important funds to support PHS community programs such as community gardens in the City, green landscapes and its tree planting project. Kevin Feeley, PHS communications Manager and Julianne Schrader Ortega – PHS VP and […]

  • IN FOCUS: New Mural of Civil Rights Icon Octavius Catto

    This week we further explore the life and legacy of civil rights icon Octavius Catto – who will be honored again in Philadelphia in a very big way. Catto, in the 1860’s, desegregated street cars and pushed to break the color barrier in baseball more than a century before the Phillies won their first world series. This orator and military officer is the first African American to be memorialized with a statue on public land in the history of the […]

  • Black Panther Golden at the Box Office

    Have you seen it yet? Marvel’s newly released film “Black Panther” has swept the world away by breaking records and making history. According to the comScore, the film Black Panther has already broken records by accumulating over $192 million dollars in the United States making it the highest February film debut ever. It’s expected to gross up to $218 million through the Presidents Day holiday, the film has already surpassed the previous record of the movie “Deadpool” which grossed $152.2 million […]

  • IN FOCUS: The American Heart Association

    If you’re looking to be a little healthier when it comes to your heart – we have the information for you. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and according to the American Heart Association, it claims the life of a woman about every eighty seconds. Two survivors share their harrowing ordeal. Mike Feldman who is a doctor tells how even he didn’t acknowledge the warning signs and ended up having triple bypass surgery after suffering a heart […]

  • Road Trip to Washington D.C. with Jennifer Lewis-Hall

    Who doesn’t love a good road trip? My sister-in-law Debbie and I traveled to Washington, D.C. to see the beautiful sights of our Nation’s capitol. Our final stop- the National Museum of African American History and Culture. On arrival, we met the the Johnson Family from Philadelphia who gathered with their relatives from across the country to see the exhibits. The exhibits begin in basement of the museum and travel through a timeline to present day as the floors increase. […]