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
  • CONTEST: Dinner with the Johnsons

    Watch Black-ish at 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM on PHL17 and enter the secret word for a chance to win a $360 gift card from Blue Apron! TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal citizens of the United States who are legal residents of PA, NJ and DE, and who are 18 years of age or older by time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit one entry per person per email address. Sweepstakes ends on October 19, 2018 […]

  • Austin the Backpack Buddy

    Austin the Backpack Buddy started collecting backpacks for schools in need when he was only three years old! Now Austin is in kindergarten and he has collected 711 backpacks in just this year with the help of friends, family, and people all over the country! The backpacks are donated on behalf of The Forgotten Haven, which is a non-profit in Blackwood, NJ whose mission is to help those less fortunate. Next year Austin’s goal is 1,000 backpacks and he has […]

  • Kazumi the Racecar Pig and David McBride Animation

    “I was inspired to write a story that would tell kids that these differences make us unique and our society rich and vibrant.” Local author and animator, David McBride, shares his book “Kazumi the Racecar Pig” and teaches children that it’s okay to be different. David not only wrote and illustrated this childrens’ book, but he is also animating the book into a short film. He is working with voice actors, Anna Brisbin and Jason Marsden, as well as Japanese […]

  • Auburn Heights Preserve and the Marshall Steam Museum

    Auburn Heights Preserve and the Marshall Steam Museum are two of Delaware’s best kept secrets! Auburn Heights Preserve is Delaware’s newest State Park and home to the Marshall mansion. Built in 1897, the mansion was home to three generations of the Marshall family and is complete with original decor and furnishings from the 1700s to the 1900s. Also on the property is the Marshall Steam Museum, which holds the worlds largest collection of operating steam cars. On special event days, […]

  • Dr. Kenneth Lacovara and the Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University

    Dr. Kenneth Lacovara is a South Jersey native and a paleontologist who discovered Dreadnoughtus – the most massive dinosaur for which we can calculate a weight! Dreadnoughtus, which means “fears nothing,” was discovered by Dr. Lacovara and his team in Patagonia, Argentina in 2005. He is now the Director of the Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University. This park is extremely unique to the Cretaceous Period because it contains fossils that mark the last day of the dinosaurs’ life on […]

  • Phillies Phestival 2018

    The Philadelphia Phillies fight to strike out ALS at the 2018 Phillies Phestival! The Philadelphia Phillies and over 4,000 fans came together at Citizens Bank Park to help in the fight against ALS. ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS Association has been the main charity of Phillies and they have raised over $18 million dollars for them since 1984.

  • Watga at Lavender Koi Yoga

    Watga is a combination of the words water and yoga, and is a style of yoga focused on meditation and movement while holding a bowl of water. Watga is offered exclusively at Lavender Koi Yoga in Berlin, NJ in addition to many other types of classes and child care! For more information on Lavender Koi:

  • Clementon Park & Splash World

    Clementon Park & Splash World has been a summertime staple in South Jersey since the early 1900s! Only 20 minutes from Philly, Clementon Park is the perfect way to cool off and have fun with your friends and family. Great for class trips, family reunions, and more. To get the most value out of your experience, look into their season pass!

  • The Palace of Depression in Vineland, NJ

    The Palace of Depression is Vineland’s best kept secret, and is almost completely restored thanks to Kevin Kirchner and The Palace of Depression Restoration Association.   The Palace of Depression was built by George Daynor, a man who lost everything thanks to the Wall Street Crash in 1929. He bought land in Vineland – site unseen – which turned out to be a huge junkyard. After dreaming about angels who told him to build a “fantastic castle,” he decided to […]

  • Roadside America Miniature Village

    Roadside America, which opened in the 1930s, has been passed down from generation to generation – and now they are looking for a new owner to put the same care and dedication into this historical roadside attraction. Known as the world’s greatest indoor miniature village, Roadside America in Shartlesville, PA is “an interactive panorama of American history.” Laurence Gieringer began making his village in 1899 and his collection grew until his passing in 1963. Guests will see the exhibit in […]