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; produces promos and client commercials; coordinates contests, community events, and marketing projects; creates web content, and posts on social media.

Recent Articles
  • “Many Inspired Steps” at the NJ State Museum

    This exhibit at the New Jersey State Museum puts a local spin on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. “Many Inspired Steps” is a walk through exhibit with interesting artifacts related to the space mission. You can see moon rocks, a New Jersey flag that flew with the space crew, a space suit made by an NJ company, ceramic souvenirs, and an astronaut glove mold made for Walter Schirra, who was born in Hackensack, NJ. To […]

  • WWII Aircrafts at the AC Airshow

    Jim Record is Pilot #7 for the GEICO Skytypers Air Team. He and the other pilots on his team fly six WWII SNJs, the Navy’s equivalent of the Texas T-6, for the AC Airshow and air shows around the country. The GEICO Skytypers’ low-level precision-flying demonstration was designed by team members who served in the United States military – and Jim himself has military experience. He was a Navy Carrier Pilot from 1970-1976 and an instructor, teaching landings, gunnery, formation, […]

  • Steve Wilkos visits Philadelphia and South Jersey!

    Steve Wilkos made a stop in Bala Cynwyd for lunch at La Collina before heading to a meet and greet event in Clementon, New Jersey. Fans lined up at Clementon Park to meet Steve Wilkos, spin a prize wheel, and take home Steve Wilkos gear! We only heard him say “get off my stage!” one or two (hundred) times.    

  • Asbury Park Brewery

    Weekend Philler takes a trip back to Asbury Park, NJ to visit Asbury Park Brewery – and it did not disappoint!

  • Artist Richmond Garrick

    Richmond Garrick is an artist and teacher at Williamstown High School who grew up in Sierra Leone and rose from extreme poverty. In his exhibit “Profound” at Clay College, he uses his art to express the trauma he has experienced because of the Sierra Leone Civil War – and as a way to give a voice to those oppressed by war. To learn about Richmond Garrick’s inspirational story and to see more of his work, head to Richmond Garrick Studio. […]

  • Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue

    Weekend Philler meets Darlene Macrina Supnick of Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue and learns about all of the wonderful work that she is doing to protect America’s horses!

  • The Arc of Philadelphia

    Weekend Philler learns what The Arc of Philadelphia is all about!

  • Justine Santaniello’s Summer Entertaining ‘Just Haves’

    Entertaining guests will be easy this summer with these helpful tips from Justine Santaniello! For more information on Justine’s ‘Just Have’ summer entertaining items check out: JCPenney: Harry & David Artisan Appetizer Tray with Wine: Yves Veggie Cuisine: and available at Walmart Bolthouse Farms Dressing: Halo Top Pops: SodaStream: Carbona Stain Devils:

  • Unified Bocce Championship hosted by Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia

    Special Olympics Pennsylvania Unified Champion Schools  encourages social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities on teams for training and competition. This year was the largest number of teams to date – a total of thirteen schools. Each school brought two teams to compete in hopes of winning and advancing to the State Unified Bocce Championship and competing in Hershey, PA. For more information about SOPA-Philly’s mission, head to

  • Spring Must-Haves with Lifestyle Expert Valerie Greenberg is an all new, free platform that is now available to users throughout the United States [worldwide]. The website’s mission is to help improve the state of oral health by making it easier than ever for people to find dentists, have access to education & content, and receive proper dental treatments. is basically WebMD meets ZocDoc meets Yelp for the dental industry. Oral health is so important — roughly 50% of the population still does not go to […]

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