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 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).