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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. She has been a substitute host on Fox Sports 1 shows Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and Lock It In.

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


Early life and educationEdit

Hale is 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][8] 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.[9] She also was a fill-in correspondent for MSNBC during her time in Birmingham.[7][8] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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] During the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Hale filled-in for Jenny Taft as moderator for Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.


  • 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 Hale, Jennifer; Breit, Carly. "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 (August 22, 2018). "LSU alum, Fox Sports mainstay Jennifer Hale tells story of heart condition she never saw coming". New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Jennifer Hale". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  5. ^ Murret, Patricia M. (November 25, 2014). "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 Singletary, Kimberley (July 2015). "Jennifer Hale, 2015 New Orleans Top Female Achievers". My New Orleans. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b Howell, Allison. "Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale". Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b Romano, Sara (March 9, 2016). "Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Hale". Medill School of Journalism. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  9. ^ Lewis, Ted (September 23, 2015). "Fox sideline reporter Jennifer Hale always the achiever". New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ "About". Sideline Pass with Jennifer Hale. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Jen Hale". Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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