'America At Worship' Host Addresses Chapel Audience Nov. 13

Nov. 12, 2002

by Phallan Davis, Student Newswriter

Former CNN anchor Andria Hall, now host of "America at Worship" for Faith and Values Media, will speak to Baylor University students about faith, media and personal fortitude during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Waco Hall.

Chapel also can be viewed live on the web at http://www.baylor.edu/um.

Hall's program reaches 40 million homes each Sunday morning on The Hallmark Channel and DirecTV. Before joining Faith and Values Media, she was a weekend anchor for CNN/USA and worked for two decades as a television news anchor/reporter/producer for top stations in New York and Boston. In 1996, she also started SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Inc., a full-service media and public presentation consulting firm.

Born in North Carolina, and raised primarily in New York, Hall calls herself a "southern girl with northern exposure." As a Christian professional, Hall credits her faith to her family and church - her mother is a recently retired New Jersey counselor and educator and her father is the longtime pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, where he has served for 40 years. She is co-author (with Linnie Frank) of This Far by Faith: How to Put God First In Everyday Living. Hall's next book, The Walk at Work: A Professional's Guide to Faith, Prayer and Daily Triumph at the Office, is expected to be released in fall 2003.

A graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz, Hall has been presented with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Virginia University of Lynchburg, as well as several journalism awards, including a 1996 Harlem YMCA Black Achievers Award, a 1992 Boston/New England Emmy for Hosting and a 1990 Massachusetts Associated Press Award. She is married and has three children.

Chapel can be viewed live on the web at www.baylor.edu/um. For more information, contact the office of university ministries at 710-3517.

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