Kristen graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ where she majored in 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 creates web content.


Recent Articles
  • 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

  • Heart Beet Kitchen in Westmont, NJ

    Heart Beet Kitchen is a plant-based, allergy-free restaurant in Westmont, NJ that makes eating healthy fun and easy. Not only is HBK serving delicious food, everything they make is organic and locally sourced. They have a five-course tasting dinner once a month, complimentary yoga on Saturday mornings, and BYOB brunch on the weekends. For more info on Heart Beet Kitchen, check out their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Weekend Philler Episode 203

    In this weekend’s episode – we visit Romano’s Pizzeria, meet Reptile Dan, and have fun at PAL’s Philly Peace Day. Then we head to Haddon Township to Devil’s Creek Brewery, Heart Beet Kitchen, and Collingswood Porchfest. And we get a look into the history behind Philly’s first African American sculpture. Thanks for Watching! For more Weekend Philler Episodes use this link. What is Weekend Philler? Got an idea for a Weekend Philler story?  We’d love to hear it. And don’t […]

  • CONTEST: Umbrella Giveaway

    Enter for a chance to win a free umbrella! 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 October 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (the “Sweepstakes Period.”) To enter, log on to phl17.com and click on the “Contests” […]

  • The Record Museum in Berlin, NJ

    The resurgence of vinyl is undeniable, but for guys like Doug Kepple in Berlin, NJ – it never went away. The Record Museum features South Jersey’s largest selection of vinyl records. Not only do they love selling records, they love buying them just the same. If you are interested in buying records or selling your own collection, check out recordmuseum.net or visit their shop on Route 73.

  • IN FOCUS: Literacy Rates and Programs In Philadelphia

    Experts say more than a half million people – or one-third of the city’s population – need to develop their workforce literacy skills. According to the Office of Adult Education, about 220,000 adults do not have a high school diploma. This is nearly 15% of the city’s population. In addition, two-thirds of school children are unable to read at grade level by 4th grade. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, learns about an amazing story about Wanda Steward from Philadelphia. Steward, who had […]

  • IN FOCUS: Fighting Homlessness in Camden County

    A new program in Camden County is set to expand resources for people who are homeless. City officials say there are about 500 people who are homeless in the county, and this new six point plan will address getting them additional services in a more coordinated fashion with a host of agencies. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, speaks with Camden County Freeholder Louis Cappelli, Jr.  about the six point plan which he says includes twenty more shelter beds and addresses a spectrum […]

  • IN FOCUS: Sickle Cell Awareness

    September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and we sat down with legendary producer, Kenny Gamble, to discuss how he is teaming up with Nate Morris of Boys II Men and Patty LaBelle to raise awareness of the disease. In addition to Mr. Gamble, host Jennifer Lewis-Hall speaks with Zemoria Brandon of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America:  Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter about the 20th annual sickle cell walk in honor of her husband. Bone marrow recipient Amanosi Agbugui shares […]

  • IN FOCUS: Suicide Prevention

    Bringing awareness to the topic of suicide and what is being done regarding prevention is extremely important. Joining host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, to discuss this is Dr. Kamilah Jackson – Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Child and Adolescent Services for the city of Philadelphia and Dr. Matthew Wintersteen, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University. Megan Coburn also shares her story as someone who has experienced the tremendous loss of losing a loved one. She founded […]