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Network television journalist, motivational speaker and author Jennifer Lewis-Hall has built an exceptional career in network television and multimedia. Jennifer is the host and producer of PHL17’s public affairs program, In Focus, where she shines a spotlight on issues impacting our communities, including topics ranging from heroin and opioid addiction – to “green job” initiatives for people who were previously incarcerated and seeking to change their lives.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She has received many awards and accolades. To name a few, she is a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees, she has been inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame, and she was honored by the Douglass Society at Rutgers University for outstanding achievement in the field of Journalism. Jennifer was also a national keynote for the Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation where she presented motivational and inspiring tips to thousands of women throughout the country.

In recognition of her professional accomplishments and community involvement, she was awarded the Professional Woman of the Year Award from The Union County Club and the New Jersey Minority Achiever Award by the YMCA of New Jersey. Jennifer is a speaker sought after by Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit and national organizations and is truly a refreshing voice that resonates with audiences all over the country.

Recent Articles
  • IN FOCUS: Black History Month

    This week we are celebrating the accomplishments of African-Americans in the Delaware Valley in honor of Black History Month. Joining host, Jennifer Lewis-Hall on In Focus is artist Ernel Martinez of Mural Arts Philadelphia. We sit down with Mr. Martinez who tells us about the Black History Month Mural Tour featuring many legendary figures in Philadelphia history including Sixers great Dr. Julius Irving and Civil Rights activist Cecil B. Moore. Next, we are joined by Tracey T. Williams, City of […]

  • IN FOCUS: Heart Health Month

    Our focus is sharing tips and important information aimed at keeping your heart healthy along with ways to combat heart disease. Dr. Jimmie Ellis III, Founder and Senior Pastor of Victory Christian Center in Southwest Philadelphia is with us to talk about a program that’s in conjunction with the American Heart Association which will bring a farmer’s market in two months to the church to encourage people to eat healthy meals. Zakiyyah Morrison a heart attack survivor is with us […]

  • IN FOCUS: STEM Initiative on the Opioid Epidemic, a Nonprofit Wig Bank, and Tax Preparation

    This week, Paul Robeson High School students present Project with STEM Initiative on the opioid epidemic, a nonprofit wig bank helps people dealing with illness, and we learn about the earned income tax credit and free tax preparation sites in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Lyric Wise and Adrianna Downing, two tenth grade students from Paul Robeson High School in Philadelphia join us to highlight their project with the Science Center on how communities can help combat the opioid epidemic. Their […]

  • IN FOCUS: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Our focus is on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his connection to the Philadelphia region. We have a host of guests starting with the founder of The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Todd Bernstein, Global Citizen Founder and President shares he how launched the day of service now in its twenty-fourth year. Bernstein said this year one-hundred fifty-thousand people are expected to volunteer at many events throughout the city. It is […]

  • IN FOCUS: New Archives for City of Philadelphia, Please Touch Museum, and Blood Shortages

    We start with a focus on a new state-of-the-art building in the City of Philadelphia housing thousands of archives including rare and unique documents and artifacts in Northern Liberties. James Leonard, Esq. the Commissioner of Records for the City and Philadelphia County joins us on In Focus. He tells us how people can access information helpful in searching their genealogy, historical documents and see a myriad of items dating back to the 1800’s. We turn to a segment on the […]

  • IN FOCUS: Homelessness, Hunger, and Kwanzaa

    The Rooster Restaurant and Temple University Food Pantry Help to Combat Hunger, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble celebrate Kwanzaa, and we wrap up the show with a surprise visit from the Grinch himself who causes a stir on this week’s In Focus. A local Philadelphia restaurant and major University in our area are helping others during the holidays and year-round. And, we gather for a Kwanzaa Celebration to learn the history of Kwanzaa, how and why it’s celebrated. First up […]

  • VOICES RISING: Solutions To The Opioid Epidemic

    Jennifer Lewis-Hall advances the discussion to seek tangible and long term solutions to what many experts say was once a terrible crisis and has now become a devastating national opioid epidemic – one that some believe has still yet to peak. Education and Prevention – Jennifer Lewis-Hall hosts the DEA’s Youth Drug Summit at Temple University which is part of DEA’s 360 Strategy Program. She reports in detail – traveling to schools and meeting with teachers and students about what […]

  • VOICES RISING: Solutions To The Opioid Epidemic – Resources

    City of Philadelphia: Combating the Opioid Epidemic City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) Operation Prevention DEA’s The Opioid Threat in Pennsylvania Report Overview of DEA’s 360 Strategy Program DEA’s 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment Report One Day At A Time Camden County Addiction Resources Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force Jefferson University Hospital Maternal Addiction Treatment National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • IN FOCUS: Area Nonprofits Helping Our Local Community

    Our focus is on area nonprofits who are helping in our local community in unique ways. We start with Breaking Grounds Coffee and Café in Mount Holly, New Jersey. The venture with the Zefer Foundation is run by founder and president Brandi Fishman. It is breaking ground in the business world and the lives of others with its focus of not only providing quality beverages and food – but also with its specific focus on employing adults with developmental disabilities. […]

  • IN FOCUS: Honoring Veterans in our Local Community

    This week we are honoring local veterans in the Delaware Valley. We begin this show dedicated entirely to veterans with a veteran of the Korean War — Jake Kapp, Commander of VFW 3460 in Media. Kapp shares his experiences while serving in Korea. And, after participating in the region’s largest veteran’s day parade in the region in Media for years – he talks about parade history and traditions. Turning to student veterans, Anina Tyler, born and raised in Camden New […]

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