Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale is an award-winning sports journalist, who began her career as a political reporter and news anchor, before returning to her passion of athletics.

Jen now works as the courtside reporter for the New Orleans Hornets, a sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox plus a sports anchor & reporter at WVUE, Fox 8. She has won multiple Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as Emmy and AP Awards throughout her career.

Born in New Orleans, Jen grew up in Mobile, where she ran track, played softball and was a competitive gymnast.  She returned to Louisiana to attend LSU's Honors College, where she majored in Political Science. Jen 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.

Jennifer earned her Master of Science 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 published her first book: Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt in 2009 and is now working on her second publication. For more information, click here:

Also in 2009, Jen was selected RIAS Commission fellow and spent 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.

Jen is a proud resident of New Orleans' historic French Quarter. She enjoys running, cycling, cross fit and TRX. She also loves to ski and surf when vacations allow.

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