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: Philadelphia’s “Running Start” Program

    The City of Philadelphia’s new “Running Start” program is for children who are newborns to five years of age. The program is a framework for action that focuses on preventing or reducing adverse health outcomes by providing interventions to help reduce high infant mortality rates, asthma and other health conditions officials say are prevalent in the city. The program also links with partners across a broad spectrum to provide information on breastfeeding, a new safe-sleeping campaign as part of SIDS […]

  • IN FOCUS: Philadelphia Futures

    Philadelphia Futures is a local nonprofit which has created a nationally known model for helping low-income, first-generation-to-college students enter and succeed in college. Philadelphia Futures says higher education attainment rates among low-income, first-generation-to-college students remain significantly lower than those of their more affluent peers. And, they say the gap has persisted for decades and continues to grow. Joining Jennifer to talk about this issue and what the nonprofit is doing including providing a variety of services that support their admission […]

  • IN FOCUS: Financial Literacy

    The Foundation for Adolescent Credit Education is a local nonprofit that conducts financial literacy classes throughout the tri-state area aimed at educating teens and young adults about money management, college loans and debt, and avoiding overspending. Host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall, speaks with two executives from the Foundation for Adolescent Credit Education or FACE. Christopher Palermo is the organization’s Executive Director. Matt Lakofsky, a CPA – is a board member. They share information on the mission of the organization, how it’s reaching […]

  • IN FOCUS: Summer in Philadelphia

    The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Philadelphia is celebrating summer time! Jennifer Lewis-Hall’s guests talk about fun and safe ways to beat the heat in Philadelphia and the more than seventy pools open during the summer as well as free events including movie nights in the city. And, they share information on the many summer camps for children including various specialties from art, to golf camp to rowing camp. Jennifer’s guests include Kathryn Ott Lovell, City of […]

  • Crystal Cave in Kutztown, PA

    This “underground wonder” is right in our backyard! Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave provides insight into Pennsylvania history and makes geology fun. Assistant Manager, Doug Miller, takes us through the 54 degree cave and explains how the cave was discovered, the types of crystals and formations, and fun facts about the cave. After the hour long tour, guests can also play mini golf, mine for gems, get food and ice cream, visit the museum and gift shops, and so much […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]