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
  • Frogs a Chorus of Color at the Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Action News at 10 on PHL17 ranked #1 in Total Viewers

    Thanks for making Action News at 10 on PHL17 the most watched 10pm News in Philadelphia! Action News at 10 on PHL17 ranked #1 in Total Viewers for the month of February based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research.*  In Household ratings year-to-year, the Action News at 10 audience grew 20% at 10pm and 26% at 10:30pm.  In Women 25-54, year-to-year audience growth measured an increase of 40% at 10pm and 67% at 10:30pm.  And in […]

  • The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

    Did you know Philadelphia is home to the largest collection of living arthropods? You can check them out, along with a 7,000 square foot butterfly exhibit, at the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion! The Insectarium is a hidden gem in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. What started off as a facility for bug extermination is now an exciting and informative museum for children and adults alike! You can find the world’s largest centipede, the world’s largest millipede, tarantulas, scorpions, and […]

  • Food as Art at Atlantic Cape Community College

    Atlantic Cape Community College is known for their impressive Academy of Culinary Arts and extremely talented students and staff, both culinary and not. In their “Food as Art” exhibit inside the William Spangler Library – culinary student, Gina Racaniello, tells us about her food-themed assignment that ended up in the exhibit. Her marzipan masterpiece is inspired by the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and it’s completely edible! Not only will you find art made from food, you will also find food […]

  • PHL17 Announces 25th Mummers Broadcast with the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade

    PHILADELPHIA – Tuesday, December 20, 2016 – PHL17 is excited to announce its coverage of the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day. This marks the 25th Mummers broadcast on PHL17. Starting at 8:00 AM, the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade will kick off with Breakfast with the Mummers, hosted by Jennifer Lewis-Hall, Jason Lee, and Matt Alba LIVE from the studios of PHL17 Morning News. At 9:00 AM, Breakfast with the Mummers will continue from 15th and […]

  • What’s new at the Cape May County Zoo

    Take a break from crowded beaches and boardwalks this summer and venture to the Cape May County Park and Zoo! From their reptile house and World of Birds Aviary, to their snow leopard exhibit and Savanna Boardwalk, the zoo has flourished since its establishment in 1978. The animal population has grown to 550 animals, representing 250 species – including 13 flamingos from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. New this summer is their Tree to Tree Adventure Park, featuring an aerial adventure […]

  • SOPA Philly celebrates the Fourth Annual Unified Soccer Championship

    The Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia celebrated their fourth annual Unified Soccer Championship at Abraham Lincoln High School this year. Emceed by 93.3 WMMR DJ, Matt Cord, the day was full of festivities, fun, and friendly competition! Nine schools practiced all year to compete to be the best of the best on this important day. The high schools in running were Abraham Lincoln, Universal Audenried Charter, Frankford, Furness, George Washington, High School of the Future, Martin Luther King, Sayre, and […]

  • Sea Isle City Stomps Cancer!

    Sea Isle City helped  stomp cancer at the second annual SIC Stomps Cancer 5k Run and Family Walk benefiting Bringing Hope Home. The run started at JFK and the Promenade and ended at LaCosta, where runners and walkers were given complimentary breakfast,  drink specials, and awesome raffle prizes. With over 500 participants, the event has grown tremendously, and will only get bigger! Bringing Hope Home is an incredible organization that helps families affected by cancer with mortgage payments and other […]

  • Get to know Guy Fieri and his Mt. Pocono Kitchen

    You may think you know Guy Fieri from his countless appearances on the Food Network and Travel Channel, but did you also know about his new reason to hang out in PA? We met up with Guy at his restaurant in the Mt. Airy Casino, fittingly named Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen, to discuss his menu, how he keeps food exciting, and what lead him to a career in the food business. Behind the scenes, he is the exact same […]

  • RideATAXIA Philly broke records in their fight to cure Friedreich’s Ataxia

    According to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, “Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. About one in 50,000 people in the United States have Friedreich’s ataxia.” There are currently no cures or treatments for FA, but certain symptoms of the disease can be treated as they appear. The  Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance also states that some symptoms include: loss of coordination (ataxia) in the arms and legs fatigue – energy deprivation and muscle loss vision impairment, hearing […]