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 contests, community events, and marketing projects; writes press releases; and creates web content.

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Mummers Captain Interview BLOOPERS

    We love shooting the Captains at the Mummers Museum. We also love the BLOOPERS! Trust the Process!

  • 2018 Mummers Parade Viewers’ Choice Finalists

    PHL17, home of the Mummers, is gearing up for the 2018 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Viewers’ Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on January 31, 2018 at 7 PM at SugarHouse Casino in their Event Center. The String Bands and Fancy Brigades in the running for the awards are below. The top 5 String Band Finalists for the Viewers’ Choice Award (in alphabetical order): Duffy Fralinger Quaker City South Philadelphia Woodland The top 5 Fancy Brigade Finalists […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas in Collingswood, NJ

    Don’t you just love Collingswood this time of year? We caught up with Mayor Jim Maley who took us through the small town winter wonderland and told us more about what Collingswood has to offer. We learned about the storefront decorating contest along Haddon Ave. and met shop owner Sara from Occasionette, saw Santa at ExtraordinaryEd, and listened to Christmas carols from Hotsy Totsy. The holiday season is definitely a reason why we love Collingswood.

  • PHL17 Announces Broadcast of the 2018 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade

    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday, December 21, 2017 – PHL17 is excited to announce its coverage of the 2018 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day. This marks the 26th Mummers broadcast on PHL17. Starting at 8:00 AM, the 2018 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade will kick off with Breakfast with the Mummers, hosted by Jennifer Lewis-Hall, Jason Lee, Matt Alba, Khiree Stewart, and Jenna Meissner,  LIVE from the studios of PHL17 Morning News. At 9:00 AM, Breakfast with the Mummers will […]

  • Fun with Philadelphia Union on PHL17 Morning News

    PHL17 is excited to announce our new broadcast partnership with Philadelphia Union, and celebrated by inviting them to our PHL17 Morning News studio! Philadelphia Union defender, Auston Trusty, proved that he had skills both on the soccer field and on our news set. Trusty spoke with reporter, Matt Alba about what it’s like to be an athlete in Philadelphia and handed out some Union swag; he joined PHL17’s Jenna Meissner for the traffic report, and helped our own weatherman, Jason […]

  • PHL17 Announces New Broadcast Partnership with Philadelphia Union

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wednesday, December 20, 2017 – Philadelphia Union announced a continuing broadcast partnership with the club’s founding broadcast partner, 6abc, as well as a new partnership with PHL17. Under the agreement, PHL17 will serve as the new flagship television home for Philadelphia matches, broadcasting the majority of the Union’s contests. A select number of Union matches will also be televised on 6abc. Production for all local Philadelphia Union telecasts in 2018 will be handled by 6abc. As a […]

  • Police Athletic League Chess Tournament

    The slogan of the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia  is “cops helping kids” – and they’ve been doing so since 1947. One event PAL organizes to positively influence Philly’s youth is a city-wide chess tournament.  Kids from different PAL centers met at the Grays Ferry location for round one of the chess tournament. We spoke to Officer Frank Holmes and Program Coordinator, Taaj Andrews, to learn more about what kids can take away from this activity and why this program […]

  • 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 […]