RIAS Fellowship, Berlin, Germany 2009
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Master of Science, Broadcast Journalism
September 2000
Institute on Political Journalism, Washington, D.C.
  • Economics and Ethics Classes at Georgetown University
Summer 1999
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Major: Political Science
  • LSU Honors College
May 1999
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Certificate on Irish Culture and Politics
Summer 1997
Fox Sports, Los Angeles, California
  • NFL Sideline Reporter
  • NBA Sideline Reporter
  • Studio Host
2011 - present
WVUE Fox 8, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Morning Anchor
July 2009 - present
WVTM NBC 13, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Weekend Anchor
November 2004 - June 2009
WAFB, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Political Correspondent
October 2002 - November 2004
Country Roads Magazine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Travel Columnist
January 2003 - November 2004
KNOE, Monroe, Louisiana
  • Weekend Anchor
  • Political Correspondent
November 2000 - October 2002
CNN, Washington, D.C. Bureau
  • Political Unit Intern
May 1999 - August 1999
WKRG, Mobile, Alabama
  • Intern
Spring 1997

Jennifer published Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt after spending time in rural Alabama covering a series of church arsons. The magnificent old homes and their untold stories captured both her curiosity and journalistic instincts. Jen dedicated the next year to researching these houses, their builders and the slaves who lived there.

Once the center of agricultural prosperity in Alabama, the rich soil of the Black Belt still features beautiful homes that stand as a testimony to the region's proud heritage. Join author Jennifer Hale as she explores the history of seventeen of the finest plantation homes in Alabama's Black Belt. This book chronicles the original owners and slaves of the homes and traces their descendants, who have continued to call these plantations home throughout the past two centuries. Discover why the families of an Indian chief and a chief justice feuded for over a century about the land on which Belvoir stands. Follow Gaineswood's progress as it grew from a humble log cabin into an opulent mansion. Learn how the original builder and subsequent owners of the Kirkwood Mansion are linked by a legacy of exceptional and dedicated preservation. Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt recounts the elegant past and hopeful future of a well-loved region of the South.

"Through these pages, Jennifer helps people to see these architectural gems in a more complete and human way. She expounds not only on the actual building and design of these structures, but also wraps them in a tapestry of the families' lives of yesterday who struggled to build them and those of today who sacrifice to keep this architectural history alive." — Chris Cooper, Silent In the Land