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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: 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 […]

  • IN FOCUS: Domestic Violence

    Our focus is domestic violence and those in our local communities who are advocating to end it and provide services for those in need of help. Host Jennifer Lewis-Hall speaks with Ellen Kramer, Director of Program Services from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence – sharing information on legislation and what is being done on the state level regarding domestic violence. Christine Stutman, Executive Director of nonprofit Lutheran Settlement House, shares their new program initiatives including Children’s Therapy. It is […]

  • IN FOCUS: Camden Revitalization

    This week we focus on revitalizing Camden, New Jersey and what that means for residents and others looking to work and live in the struggling city. The 76ers are now headquartered there and many other corporations are under construction – including Subaru. Will it mean more opportunity, good paying jobs, a reduction in crime, and a boost in housing? Joining host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, to talk about those issues and more is Camden County Freeholder Louis Cappelli. Damon Pennington, owns his […]

  • IN FOCUS: World Visions Global 6k for Water

    The Global 6k Race for Clean Water is an event held by nonprofit, World Vision International, to help provide clean water for people in Africa, Haiti, India and other countries. The organization’s Senior Director of Philanthropy – Steve Krentel joins host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall. Volunteers from races in Pennsylvania and New Jersey also share their experiences of participating in the race. It is run by some participants who carry a forty pound container of water to show what people in other […]

  • 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 […]