ANN TRIPP is the News Director of both WBLS and WLIB Radio. Ann currently provides the twice hourly “News and Views” on the nationally-syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” on WBLS, and the once-an-hour news update on “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” which is also heard nationally.

Ann Tripp is also the host of “Healthful Solutions” (on cable), she’s been a narrator on certain Showtime television specials, and is the executive producer, researcher and “voice” of the nationally-syndicated show
"Black History Minute" (United Stations Radio Network), where she profiles the historic, cultural, political and social milestones of African Americans. Prior to this, Ms. Tripp was the news commentator on “The Paul Mooney Show” (WBLS), and before that, performed as both the co-host of “The Global Village” (WLIB), and newscaster on “The Doug Banks Show”…at the same time!!

Ann Tripp began her on-air career at age 14 at WNYC as an announcer, actor and singer on the weekly, variety show produced by the Police Athletic League. She graduated from City College, toured Europe for a few years as a singer, and then began her adult media career as a street reporter and on-air personality on WHN…a position she held for 6 years. Tripp then worked at WNEW, before moving to WKTU as a news announcer and interviewer for the next eight years.

Ann Tripp next served as News and Public Service Director at WXRK. She began a 13-year stint at WRKS (KISS-FM) in 1987, where she was heard every morning as co-host of the top-rated “Isaac Hayes and Friends” show, adding a “woman’s touch” through her bubbly personality, funny antics and “on-target” one liners. On weekends, she was the co-host of the highly-rated political roundtable “The Week In Review.

Ann Tripp has taught broadcast journalism at the National Broadcasting Network, and conducted media seminars at Jersey State College. Tripp is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the New York Press Club and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Ann Tripp has received three New York City Council Proclamations, the Ida B. Wells Journalism Award, the Lincoln Center Award, Best Female New York City Radio Newscaster and she has been named an Outstanding Young Woman in America.

She has also been honored by the New York State Broadcasters Association, U.S. Congressman Edolphus Towns, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Zeta Phi Beta sororities, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Bellevue Hospital, the Boy Scouts, the Bedford Stuyvesant Healthy-Heart Program, the American Kidney Foundation, the Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture, the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Network Journal, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, Legends of Brooklyn , Safe Horizon and by Black Veterans for Social Justice.

Ann Tripp has been quoted in both the New York Times and New York Newsday.

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Harlem Beauty Pageant, the New York Lung Association, Safe Horizon (formerly Victim Services), and the Make the Grade Foundation.

Her television appearances include: Good Day New York, The Maury Povich Show, Geraldo, The Ed Gordon Show, Donahue, The John Walsh Show and The United Negro College Fund Telethon (hosted four years).


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