Jennifer Hale (sportscaster)

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Jennifer Hale
Born (1978-02-28) February 28, 1978 (age 41)
Alma mater
OccupationSideline reporter, journalist, author
EmployerFox Sports

Jennifer Hale (born February 28, 1978)[1][2][3] is an American journalist working for Fox Sports 1 as an NFL sideline reporter where she is currently paired with Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth.[4] She also covers NBA's New Orleans Pelicans for Fox Sports New Orleans and also covers College Football for Fox Sports.


A native of New Orleans and was raised in Alabama,[5] she graduated from Louisiana State University with honors where she was captain of the cheerleading squad, homecoming queen, and Miss LSU.[4] Hale interned for CNN in their Washington D.C. bureau.[6] She also got her Master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and spent time in Germany in a fellowship to study the US-German relationship after the fall of Communism.[3] Hale started her journalism career covering politics for KNOE-TV, a station in Monroe, Louisiana, which sent her to Baton Rouge as their capitol correspondent then went to WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[7] When she was a weekend anchor and reporter for WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama, she wrote a book called Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt in 2009.[8][9] She also was a fill-in correspondent for MSNBC during her time in Birmingham.[10] In 2015, Hale launched All Access Sideline Pass, an organization that focuses on educating and empowering young women in the New Orleans community through outreaches and seminars.[11] She also supports Alzheimer's Research, the Speech and Hearing Impaired Foundation among other causes and she's the Women’s Health spokesperson for Thibodaux Regional Hospital.[12] Hale was named one of New Orleans top female achievers by New Orleans Magazine in 2015.[6] Prior to her Fox Sports career, she was an anchor on WVUE-DT's morning show. In 2018, Hale revealed in a Women's Health article she co-written that she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy during the 2016 NFL season.[2]


  • Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt (The History Press, 2009) ISBN 9781596296695


  1. ^ "Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) - Twitter". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Jennifer Hale and Carly Breit. "I was young,fit Fox Sports Reporter but my heart was shutting down". Women's Health. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b report, Advocate staff. "LSU alum, Fox Sports mainstay Jennifer Hale tells story of heart condition she never saw coming". The Advocate. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Jennifer Hale". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ Patricia M. Murret. "When not covering the NFL and NBA for FOX Sports, reporter Jennifer Hale retreats to her cozy French Quarter condo". Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b Kimberley Singletary. "Jennifer Hale, 2015 New Orleans Top Female Achievers". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ Allison Howell. "Alumni Spotlight:Jennifer Hale". Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  8. ^ Ted Lewis. "Fox sideline reporter Jennifer Hale always the achiever". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  9. ^ Hale, Jennifer. "Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ Sara Romano. "Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale". Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  11. ^ "About". Sideline Pass with Jennifer Hale. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Jen Hale". Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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