Jennifer Hale is an anchor and reporter who's investigative, political and sports coverage has earned numerous Edward R. Murrow, Emmy and Associated Press awards.
Jen is now focusing her journalistic efforts in the athletic world, working for Fox Sports as a sideline reporter for the NFL and NBA, as well as in New Orleans as a sports and news anchor for WVUE, Fox 8.
Born in New Orleans, Jen grew up in Mobile and returned to Louisiana to attend LSU's Honors College, where she majored in Political Science. She was a captain of the LSU Cheerleading Squad, Miss LSU, LSU Homecoming Queen, a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and the Golden Key Honor Society. In a foray above the Mason Dixon Line, Jennifer earned a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She also attended The Fund for American Studies' Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and completed a certificate on Irish Culture and Politics at University College Dublin in Ireland.
Jen recently published her first book: Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt and is now working on her second publication. She was selected as a 2009 RIAS Commission fellow, spending several weeks in Germany and Belgium studying the German and European Union systems of government, press and trade.
Philanthropy is a big part of Jen's life: from volunteering at Lafayette Academy Charter School, to working with the New Orleans Junior League to returning to Baton Rouge to emcee the Miss LSU pageant, which is sponsored by Delta Zeta and benefits Alzheimer's research and the Speech and Hearing Impaired Foundation.