Jennifer Hale

NFL and NBA Reporter, American Author

Jennifer Hale
Jennifer Hale, American Journalist source: Instagram

Jennifer Hale is well-known as a FOX Sports sideline reporter and an award-winning journalist. Likewise, she is mostly known as Jen Hale since she began covering New Orleans Pelicans in 2012.

Similarly, in 2015, “New Orleans Magazine” named Jen a Top Female Achiever. In addition, she was one of the Top 40 under 40 in 2016 by “Gambit Magazine.”

Jennifer Hale | Early Life, Family & Education

Jennifer Hale opened her eyes in New Orleans and was brought up in Alabama. However, her parent’s and siblings’ information has not been disclosed yet. Similarly, Jen Hale grew up loving sports as she says in an interview,

“I grew up hearing about first downs and penalties before I could talk.” 

Moreover, after her graduation from Apple Valley High School, Jen’s father died due to heart failure.

Furthermore, she finished her undergrad in Political Science on full scholarship at Louisiana State University, New Orleans.

Though, Hale’s life took a different turn when she shows her appearance as a political analyst for Tiger TV.  Similarly, she also confesses that was the time she fell in love with broadcasting.

Moreover, Hale finished her master’s degree at Northwestern University in Chicago in Journalism.

Jennifer Hale| Age, Height & Horoscope

Jen Hale is currently 44 years old as her birthday falls on February 28, 1978. Likewise, her zodiac sign happens to be Pisces. Similarly, Jennifer holds American nationality and follows the Catholic religion.

Moreover, her height, weight, and other body measurements are not available in any sources as of now. In addition, she looks adorable with blonde hair along with brown eyes.

Jennifer Hale| Career

Jennifer began her sports career with KNOE, a Monroe, Louisiana station. Likewise, she was sent to Baton Rouge as their capital correspondent. Similarly, Jen began working at WAFB in Baton Rogue and as a weekend anchor in Birmingham, Alabama.

Moreover, Hale was sent to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina and then realized she did not want to leave. Furthermore, she became an anchor for WVUE-TV on a morning show.

Jennifer Hale| Fox Sports

However, Jen’s most significant break came when her LSU friends asked her to interview former athletes and special guests to put on the LSU Athletics website. Similarly, Hale’s work was later recommended to Fox Sports.

Likewise, she joined NFL on FOX in 2011, 2019 marked her ninth FOX NFL season as a sideline reporter. Furthermore, she is also one of the contributing writers for FOXSports.


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In addition, Jen is also the spokesperson for women’s health at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. In the year 2015, she founded an organization called Sideline Pass, which educates and empowers young women.

On the other hand, Hale is also on the advisory board for the Son of Saint organization. Likewise, she also supports Alzheimer’s research and the Speech and Hearing-Impaired Foundation.

Jennifer Hale| Net Worth & Salary

Jennifer Hale is considered a multitalented sideline reporter for FOX Sports. Similarly, Jen’s net worth is approximately $500k.

Furthermore, she also earns $45k as a yearly salary.  Likewise, in the year 2006, Hale bought a 500-square-foot condo in French Quarter, New Orleans.

Jennifer Hale| Relationship Status

Talking about Jen’s relationship status, she has not given any information about her personal life in any sources. Similarly, looking at her Instagram profile, it is found that she is in love with her career and is in no hurry to let anyone come in between.

Moreover, she enjoys running, cycling, cross-fit, and TRX and also loves to ski and surf during vacations.

Jennifer Hale| Battle with Dilated Cardiomyopathy

When Jennifer was 38 years old, she was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Similarly, Cardiomyopathy makes it our heart difficult to pump blood to the rest of the body.

Likewise, Jen’s symptoms started showing up in the summer of 2016. Furthermore, she described that she was tired all the time and was short of breath always.

However, Hale ignored those symptoms as she thought it was due to her crazy work schedule.

Initial Symptom faced by Jennifer Hale

However, things started getting worse in September when Hale’s fatigue and shortness of breath became more severe. Similarly, in an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, she stated,

“I was waking up close to 15 times a night to catch my breath, and I even began sleeping on my couch at a 90-degree angle, so I’d be able to sleep through the night.” 

Furthermore, new symptoms arise and her feet and legs began to swell up. Likewise, Jen realized her symptoms started progressing at a fast pace.

Moreover, she convinced herself, saying she was fine and it was just a food allergy. In addition, the swelling had extended to her waist, where Hale could not zip up her skirt. Then, she finally decided to see a doctor the next day.

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Similarly, she thought it was just acid reflux, Jen went to a gastroenterologist. However, the doctor recommended her to ER as for someone her age, the swelling was quite unusual.

Furthermore, ER doctor finally diagnosed her with cardiomyopathy, and she was transferred to the cardiac intensive care unit.

Likewise, her heart was pumping at 16 percent capacity, and her life expectancy was five years. On the other hand, Jennifer was put on the heart transplant list.

Work-Life Balance

Similarly, Jennifer was prescribed medication by a specialist and was asked to leave her work for six months, which she did not agree to. Though, she decided to continue working but agreed to cut back on her schedule.


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Moreover, she wore a LifeVest every day to work for six months which would monitor her heart’s activity and would alarm her if her heart slowed down. Likewise, Jen wore the vest beneath her shirt while covering for NFL, NBA, and college games all over the country for six months.

Furthermore, the medicine worked miraculously and her heart was pumping at 50 percent capacity. In addition, she was finally removed from the transplant list after two years.

Similarly, Hale is in better shape today, and there are not many restrictions on her activities.

On the other hand, after recovering from cardiomyopathy, she became actively involved with the American Heart Association, raising awareness about heart disease.

Jennifer Hale| Social Media Profile

Talking about her social media presence, Jen is quite active on social media platforms. Similarly, she has an Instagram account with 52k followers.

Moreover, hale is also active on Twitter with 50.3k followers. In addition, she also uses Facebook which has 30k followers.

Some FAQs

Where does Jen Hale live?

Jen Hale currently lives in French Quarter, New Orleans.

What is Jennifer’s Nationality?

Jennifer is American by Nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Is Hale sick?

Hale was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. However, she is fine now.

How old is Jen from Fox sports?

Jen, an American journalist working for Fox Sports is 44 years old as of 2022.

Did she host the 2017 NBA Playoffs?

She was a Sideline Reporter for TNT’s coverage of the 1st round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

Quick Facts

Full name Jennifer Hale
Date of Birth February 28, 1978
Birthplace New Orleans
Nickname Jen
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Age 44 years old
Mother’s Name Unknown
Father’s Name Unknown
Religion Catholic
Horoscope Pisces
Married Unmarried
Alma mater College: Northwestern UniversityLouisiana State University

High School: Apple Valley High School

Profession Sideline Reporter
Affiliation Fox Sports 1, ESPN
Hair Color Blonde
Eyes Color Brown
Publication Historic Plantations of Alabama’s Black Belt (2009)
Founder Sideline Pass
Net Worth $500,000 USD
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Merch Autographs, Audiobook
Last Update May 2022

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