Jenna Meissner came on board PHL17 in May 2015. Starting as a morning news intern, Jenna now is an on-air personality.
If she’s not reporting the morning traffic, she’s doing the weather or other news stories of the day. Prior to starting her professional career, Jenna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media & Communication where she studied journalism with a specialization in broadcast.
In addition to appearing on air daily, Jenna also does a lot of work behind the scenes like editing, producing news packages and writing for the morning broadcast.
Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Jenna’s excited to make her debut in the Philadelphia market.
Expect heavy delays around the Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River as a new construction project closes the eastbound direction. The Chestnut Street Bridge carries approximately 18,664 vehicles per day. The eastbound side of the bridge closed for one year on August 5th. The construction plans to repair and redeck the 62-year-old connection between University City and Center City. The closure began just after 8 PM and affects vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians between Schuylkill Avenue near 30th Street and […]
It’s National Lasagna Day and our Jenna Meissner headed to her parent’s house for a home cooked meal. PHL17 spent Monday with the Meissners and learned their family recipe. Later, the Vesper Brothers stopped by to cut the lasagna prep time in half.
PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, the Mid-Atlantic Customs & Border Protection was honored after a historic cocaine bust at the Port of Philadelphia. A multi-agency effort led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations seized 1,185 pounds of cocaine. It was the largest cocaine seizure in 21 years for CBP Area Port of Philadelphia. “We have an advanced targeting unit that conducts data analysis on the information […]
Steve’s Prince of Steaks visited PHL17’s studio to cook up a special cheesesteak for our Nick Foley. Nick had his choice of cheese for his first one… and of course, he had to go with the whiz. His review after the first bite: “Mmm mmm!” For more information about Steve’s Prince of Steaks, click here.
Add it to the list, Philadelphia is having another victory parade, thanks to Villanova! The Wildcats will parade down the streets of Center City Philadelphia to celebrate their second NCAA National Championship win in three years. The Wildcat’s 2018 parade will be similar to the 2016 parade which drew thousands and ended at City Hall. The Villanova National Championship Parade will take place on Thursday, April 5th, with a parade on Market Street at 11 a.m. and a rally at […]
The following post is sponsored. It’s cold and flu season so how can we stay healthy? Dr. Keri Peterson shared some tips on how to get through these contagious months. Dr. Peterson’s first recommendation? Wash your hands regularly. If you don’t have access to soap and water, hand sanitizer works as well. Her next tip is to take medicine at the first sign of a cold. “I always recommend carrying Cold-Eeze Zinc lozenges. They’ve been clinically proven to reduce the […]
The following post is sponsored. Tim Meadows is best known for his ten seasons on Saturday Night Live and now he’s a character on The Goldbergs spinoff. He joined us to talk all about the new show. The pilot was shot this past year, but unfortunately was never picked up. However because the pilot tested so well, ABC decided to air it. “It’s a very funny show. With the success of some of these other spinoffs, they decided to let […]
Megan Harris, an international digital marketing expert and managing director at SYZYGY has three tips for creating customer happiness. “As a digital marketer my global clients ask me the same questions time and time again. How do we get our consumers to buy more from us? Well it’s a pretty loaded question but in my experience the answer can be pretty simple, make them happy. Here are three tips… 1. Do your research. Map out your customers path to purchase both offline […]
Allstate recently released it’s annual Best Drivers Report. Bev Logan, a local Allstate agency owner, shares some important information about the report. “This is the thirteenth year that Allstate has provided the Best Drivers Report. What Allstate does is they take the 200 largest cities in the U.S. and they rank them based on claim data and collision frequency. The purpose of it is to create awareness among drivers across the nation to be more careful, more vigilant and drive […]
Are you ready to step up your style this summer? Beauty and fashion expert Kate De Ponte shares her top suggestions for the season, from the hottest shoe collection to at home gel manicures she’s got us covered this July. “Summer is in full swing and it can be tricky looking our best in the heat. One way to up your style is with a great pair of shoes. Miss Garcia is a luxury footwear brand that’s acclaimed for it’s […]