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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
  • 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. […]

  • Collingswood Candy Store Looks To Make Valentine’s Day Sweet

    It’s the last push before Valentine’s Day and many businesses are working overtime to make the holiday special for customers. The Candy Jar in Collingswood, New Jersey is just one store hoping to make Valentine’s Day extra sweet. With just one day left before Valentine’s Day, The Candy Jar expects to be very busy today. The store featuring loads of old-fashioned candy is still taking orders for customers hoping to buy treats for that special someone. Customer Joe Dinella of […]

  • IN FOCUS: Tony Luke Jr. and the Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia restauranteur, Tony Luke Junior, joins In Focus to share his story of losing his son Tony Luke III to an overdose last March. Luke, who launched the #brownandwhite campaign after his son’s passing, tells why he’s feverishly pouring his energy into it in an effort to help remove the stigma he says exists for many people addicted to drugs and for the family members also impacted by the crisis. Eva Gladstein, Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director updates us regarding Mayor […]

  • Local Salons Help Fans Prepare for Game Day

    As we count down the days until the Super Bowl, some big trends right here in the Delaware Valley. Green hair extensions and nail designs are just some of the ways local salons are helping fans get excited for the big game. Super fans can get a touch of green applied to their locks at the Martino Cartier Salon in Washington Township. Salon owner Martino Cartier said, “People are doing full blown green whole heads, people are coming in with […]

  • IN FOCUS: Mothers In Charge

    Mothers In Charge is violence prevention and education organization in Philadelphia whose mission is to “provide counseling and grief support services for families when a loved one has been murdered.” The founder and executive director of the organization Mothers In Charge joins us.  Dorothy Johnson-Speight shares how she started the organization fifteen years ago, after her own son, 24-year old Khaaliq Jabbar Johnson was shot seven times, she explained – over a parking space, in December of 2001. She talked […]

  • IN FOCUS: Philadanco and The State of the Arts in Philadelphia

    On “In Focus” with host Jennifer Lewis-Hall, we meet the founder of The Philadelphia Dance Company who has received many awards and accolades including the 2012 National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama. Joan Myers Brown talks about that once in a lifetime moment and tells her personal story of how and why she started the renowned dance company that will make the huge milestone of turning 50 in 2020. Former Philadanco dancer Kim Bears-Bailey shares her experiences […]

  • In Focus: Holiday Giving

    Three key nonprofits are reaching out to people in the Delaware Valley to further their efforts to help those in need this holiday season. The organizations include the over 150-year-old Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, the Food Bank of South Jersey, and the Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House. Those familiar with the big red kettle campaign know that it is synonymous with The Salvation Army, especially doing the holidays. The age-old organization is accepting donations to provide many different types of […]

  • IN FOCUS: Mummers Charities and Non-profits

    Not only do the Mummers entertain us every year on New Year’s Day, they also do good in the Delaware Valley!  Three inspiring non-profits join us for this special show. Megan McFarland, founder of Mums and Mutts – Mummers helping rescue pets get adopted, talks about the organization she founded and how the dogs – including those featured on PHL17 find loving homes with the help of the Mummers community. Santino Stagliano, a notable 12-year old artist from South Philadelphia […]

  • IN FOCUS: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Our focus is raising awareness for breast cancer in honor of breast cancer awareness month, as inspiring breast cancer survivors and volunteers prepare for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk. The walk happening in Pennsauken, New Jersey on Sunday, October 22nd draws thousands of people to Cooper River Park, Jack Curtis Stadium. Amanda Parks manages the walk in Pennsauken and is the American Cancer Society’s community development manager. Dorothy Bloodworth and Linda Ficca are survivors sharing […]

  • IN FOCUS: Friedreich’s Ataxia