Jennifer Hale is an award-winning journalist who now works for Fox Sports covering the NFL and the NBA. Through her work for the NFL on Fox and Fox Sports Southwest, Jen has covered the premiere players for both leagues during their largest events, such as at the Super Bowl and during the All Star Weekend. Jen began working for the NFL on Fox in 2011 and as a sideline reporter for New Orleans' NBA franchise in 2012.
When she's not covering the sidelines, Jen uses her versatile talents to host events such as the Final Four's Oscar Robertson Trophy Presentation, mediate discussions like the Laureus Foundation's Legend-to-Legend Series, or emcee various charity events, including the Lighting of the French Quarter Balconies benefitting Children's Hospital.
Jen has won multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards for both her sports and news coverage.
She started her journalism career as a political and investigative reporter/anchor, after earning a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. In 2009, the prestigious RIAS Commission chose her as a fellow to travel to Germany and study US-German relations, as well as the evolution of former East German cities since the fall of Communism. After completing the RIAS Fellowship, Jen went on to anchor a 4-hour morning show in New Orleans where she covered a wide variety of topics, from politics and sports, to the city's culinary and musical scene.
A native of New Orleans, Jen completed her undergraduate studies at LSU's Honors College, where she was also a captain of the LSU Cheerleading Squad, Homecoming Queen and Miss LSU.
JA proud resident of New Orleans' historic French Quarter, Jen spends her free time soaking up the local music scene, cooking, cycling, and writing. She published her first book Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt in 2009. She is also an avid TRX and Cross Fit enthusiast.