Jennifer Hale (sportscaster)
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|Occupation||Sideline reporter, journalist, author|
Jennifer Hale (born February 28, 1978) 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. 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, she graduated from Louisiana State University with honors where she was captain of the cheerleading squad, homecoming queen, and Miss LSU. Hale interned for CNN in their Washington D.C. bureau. 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. 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. 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. She also was a fill-in correspondent for MSNBC during her time in Birmingham. 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. 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. Hale was named one of New Orleans top female achievers by New Orleans Magazine in 2015. 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.
- "Jennifer Hale (@JenHale504) - Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Jennifer Hale". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- Patricia M. Murret. "When not covering the NFL and NBA for FOX Sports, reporter Jennifer Hale retreats to her cozy French Quarter condo". nola.com. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- Kimberley Singletary. "Jennifer Hale, 2015 New Orleans Top Female Achievers". myneworleans.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
- Allison Howell. "Alumni Spotlight:Jennifer Hale". honors.lsu.edu. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- Ted Lewis. "Fox sideline reporter Jennifer Hale always the achiever". Theadvocate.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- Hale, Jennifer. "Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- Sara Romano. "Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale". sports.medill.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
- "About". Sideline Pass with Jennifer Hale. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- "Jen Hale". NBA.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
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