Patricia Hall, a distinguished journalist who joined the Foundation in 2011, helps to shape strategic communications for RWJF’s Childhood Obesity team. She employs her two decades of experience in writing, media and public relations in helping the Foundation reach its goal of reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. She describes her role as “Being a part of a unique health policy team that seeks to make a difference in helping communities at highest risk for obesity.”
Prior to joining the foundation team, Hall was one of the original producers of SiriusXM’s “Doctor Radio” channel, which was launched in 2008. “Doctor Radio” is a joint venture with NYU Langone Medical Center, and the program hosts are all medical doctors affiliated with NYU. In her capacity as producer, Hall supervised daily programs on health and wellness topics that included oncology, child psychology and nutrition.
From 2003-2007, she produced the programs “Bloomberg on the Economy” and “The Big Picture” for Bloomberg Radio in New York. Her production team for “The Big Picture” won a Gracie Award for Best Radio Series in 2006 (the Gracies are presented annually by the Alliance for Women in Media). She also served as a financial news reporter and anchor at Bloomberg, and was City Hall reporter on September 11, 2001. She views her coverage of the World Trade Center attacks as one of the most significant achievements of her career.
For almost a decade, Hall served as a news anchor and reporter for Nassau Broadcasting in Stroudsburg, Pa. She wrote, produced, delivered daily newscasts, and hosted “A Closer Look,” an award- winning weekly interview program. She also worked as a freelance reported with The Philadelphia Inquirer and WRTI-FM, in Philadelphia.
Hall earned her BA from Temple University, Philadelphia.
She currently resides in Willingboro, NJ, and enjoys exploring the area on her Trek hybrid bicycle, “Lucy”. She also likes a good game of Scrabble and, as a lifelong journalist, hopes to one day write a novel about growing up as one of eight children.