She covers both sports news and regular news, including Hurricane Katrina coverage for MSNBC. Jennifer Hale was Fox 8′s morning anchor before making the jump to sports. Her political and investigative reports won various Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as Emmy and AP Awards. She got started with LSU, doing player profiles and on-the-field reports for LSUSports.net.
From Jennifer Hale.com
Born in New Orleans, Jennifer Hale 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 her Master of Science in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. 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.
Jennifer Hale 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 and spent several weeks in Germany and Belgium studying the German and European Union systems of government, press and trade.
A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.