Ann Tripp currently provides the twice-hourly “news and views” on nationally syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” on WBLS. She is also the host of “Healthful Solutions” (on cable), a narrator of certain SHOWTIME television specials, and is the executive producer, researcher and “voice” of the nationally-syndicated Black History Minute (United Stations Radio Network), where she profiles the historic, cultural, political and social milestones of African-Americas.
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 at 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 has taught broadcast journalism at the National Broadcasting Network and conducted media seminars at Jersey City 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 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 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 and Safe Horizon.
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 Geraldo, Good Day New York, Donahue, Like It Is, The Maury Povitch Show, The Adam Walsh, The Ed Gordon Show and the United Negro College Fund Telethon (as a host for four years).