Kristen graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ where she majored in both English and Communication Studies. She interned at PHL17 in 2011 and has remained part of the team ever since.

She produces for Weekend Philler, In Focus, and PHL17 Morning News; coordinates community events and marketing projects; and writes press releases and web content.


Recent Articles
  • Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published  on June 26, 1997, which means we are celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! In honor of this milestone, check out Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill College. This magical event takes place every year – and includes a pub crawl,  quidditch tournament, and so much more. Germantown Pike becomes Hogsmeade, complete with butter beer, character look-alikes, and activities for witches and wizards to enjoy. And transportation is easy, just take the […]

  • CONTEST: Hershey Park

    Enter for your chance to win! TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal citizens of the United States who are legal residents of PA, NJ and DE, and who are 18 years of age or older by time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit one entry per person per email address. Sweepstakes ends on July 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period.”) To enter, log on to phl17.com and click on the “Contests” link. Complete the […]

  • 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 […]

  • CONTEST: Lego Batman

    Enter for your chance to win LEGO Batman on Blu Ray and an Xbox One S! TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal citizens of the United States who are legal residents of PA, NJ and DE, and who are 18 years of age or older by time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit one entry per person per email address. Sweepstakes ends on June 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period.”) To enter, log on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Servolution with City Life Philly

    City Life Philly is adding a little kindness to Philadelphia with their serving revolution: Servolution! For one week, volunteers serve others and show kindness around the city with money they raised through City Life Philly. They buy everyone’s coffee or ice cream, throw pizza parties for underprivileged schools and homeless shelters, deliver care packages to Septa drivers and people working the graveyard shift, and so much more! To be a part of this revolution of kindness and for more information, […]

  • 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 […]