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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: Delaware and Philadelphia Riverfronts

    We highlight major redevelopment of riverfront cities – namely Philadelphia and Wilmington – and the economic boom underway along the Delaware River in Philadelphia and the Christina River in Delaware. Maybe you’ve enjoyed Delaware River Maritime Day or floating in “swan boats” at Penn’s Landing Marina. PHL 17’s Matt Alba also tells us more in his story about the big changes underway for the Cherry Street Pier on Columbus Boulevard. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), developers of the renovated pier, […]

  • IN FOCUS: Women’s Health

    On In Focus, we take a closer look at women’s health – including breast cancer and the impact of the disease on African-American women. We learn more about “Sista Strut” – the 3K Breast Cancer Walk happening in the City on June 16, 2018 which raises awareness and funds for research regarding this issue. Frankie Darcel of WDAS FM Radio joins us along with Anita Connor, cancer survivor and founder of Praise Is The Cure. Dr. John Zhang PhD, senior […]

  • IN FOCUS: Summer Safety and Fun in Philadelphia

    It’s summer time! In this episode of In Focus, we highlight outdoor fun, pool safety, and the Elmwood Park Zoo. Summer is a time when many people are heading to the beach or to area pools. But, still too many people including children don’t know how to swim. Our Matt Alba of PHL17 Morning News shares his report on the Goldfish Swim School in Oaks where parents and children are learning important safety tips. That’s while the City of Philadelphia […]

  • IN FOCUS: East Coast Greenway and Clean Air Run

    The East Coast Greenway is a 3,000 mile biking and walking route linking major cities in the United States from Maine to Florida – and is, of course, located right in our Tri-State area. Twenty-five million people are located within five miles of the route. Also known as the Greenway, it is in fifteen states plus the District of Columbia, including four-hundred and fifty communities. Key to our discussion on In Focus with host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, is how local residents […]

  • IN FOCUS: Breast Cancer Awareness, Research, and Fundraising

    This week we focus on breast cancer awareness and what organizations and research institutions are doing that is new in our area. According to experts, one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime.  Thousands of people gather in Philadelphia Mother’s Day weekend. The Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure brings together survivors and family and friends who have lost loved ones to breast cancer. The event is in its 28th year this year. […]

  • IN FOCUS: Tailgates Tackle Hunger, Project Home, and The Sunday Love Project

    This week we focus on hunger and food insecurity in the tri-state area. Among the nonprofits doing what they can to help tackle the issue is “Tailgates Tackle Hunger.” They are present at professional league games at the Phillies and Eagles in the parking lots during tailgating. And, their mission is a simple one but has a profound impact – raising awareness about repurposing food to feed those who don’t have enough to eat. Joining Jennifer from the organization is […]

  • IN FOCUS: Stroke Awareness

    This week we highlight stroke awareness and focus on the importance of listening to your body when it comes to stroke symptoms. Stroke Awareness Month is happening in the month of May and this disease is the fifth leading cause of death in America according to Stroke.org. It is also a leading cause of adult disability.  A well-known and very notable stroke survivor in the Delaware Valley is radio legend and WDAS FM radio personality Patty Jackson. Ms. Jackson joins […]

  • IN FOCUS: Autism Awareness

    April is National Autism Awareness Month and we are highlighting the importance of fundraising, research, and healing alternatives. The Eagles organization is in the spotlight for their Eagles Autism Challenge taking place on Saturday, May 19th at Lincoln Financial Field. Ryan Hammond, the program’s executive director talks about the large fundraising event which is expected to attract thousands of people who can run or cycle to raise money for innovative research on this disorder that affects 1 in 68 people. […]

  • 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 […]