Jennifer Epstein, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Jennifer Epstein

FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Rooted in faith, fueled by adrenaline; ‘Dare Diva’s’ use adventure to inspire and heal

Four best friends are encouraging everyone to become their own Dare Diva. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Makeover for brave little girl

A little girl named Bella has been through a lot of tough stuff, so a day at the spa was much-needed and very deserved. FOX 13's Jen Epstein was there as Bella got pampered and praised, and then got to strut her stuff. She's our Hometown Hero. → Read More

'Adoption proposal' means happy ending for pair

Karin and Chloe are like two peas in a pod and are as close as any mother and daughter could be. They've been laughing together for five years, ever since Karin began fostering Chloe and her big sister Julie. → Read More

Heart Gallery gives voice to kids seeking forever families

There are hundreds of children in the Bay Area who are waiting to be adopted. And a local organization is giving these kids a face, a voice, and a place to shine. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Brittany's Blankets for Epilepsy

Brittany Vanhooke is just like any other 12-year-old girl. She loves the color pink and Hello Kitty. But her beloved blanket featuring her favorite character is more than just cute and comfy, it's her invention designed to help stop a seizure, and possibly save a life. → Read More

Powerball fever over $450-million jackpot

Powerball fever is sweeping across Tampa Bay ahead of Wednesday night's $450 million jackpot, the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort

Sometimes, all it takes is love to cure a broken spirit. One animal shelter in Ruskin is blessed with volunteers who offer their time and affection to help lots of furry friends. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: RCS Foodbank helps people in need

Not a lot has changed in Dorothy Hewitt's life since the last time she came to the Religious Community Services food bank. She's still retired and still trying to make ends meet. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Student garden gives back

It's science class like you've never seen it before. Students at Hillel Academy are getting their hands dirty with a lesson in hydroponics. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: The Children's Home in Tampa

TAMPA (FOX 13) - Janiya and Tommie have the typical brother and sister relationship. They spend most of their time together playing and joking around, but other times their relationship is much more strained. "Sometimes he doesn't want to be near me, and some days he does," said Janiya. Whether they're getting along or not, they always agree on one thing: they're grateful to be together. That's… → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Canines Helping Kids in Crisis

Canines Helping Kids in Crisis creates a special bond between dogs who have overcome crisis, and children who are in the process of doing so. → Read More

Humane Society discounts based on rain chances

It's raining cats and more cats at the Humane Society of Pinellas County. Throughout the month of August, the animal shelter is offering cat adoptions at a discounted price. Every day the discount ... → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Pets for Patriots pairs veterans with homeless

A local organization provides veterans with life long companions, and homeless pets with forever homes. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: 'Clothes to Kids' provides wardrobes for kids i

The children at Clothes to Kids in St. Petersburg fill their bag of clothes with a smile. The non-profit organization provides new, and gently-used clothing to low-income or in-crisis, school-aged ... → Read More

Joshua House offers extra help for kids who need it

Wed like to think most kids could count on their parents to help them out of tough situations. But when they cant or wont, Joshua House steps in. The team there is full of Hometown Heroes. → Read More

Girl warms hearts, feet with sock drive for cancer patients

Sally Campbell has an unusual hobby for a young girl. She collects socks. But these socks aren't for Sally; they're her gift to cancer patients across the country. → Read More

Girl warms hearts, feet with sock drive for cancer patients

Sally Campbell has an unusual hobby for a young girl. She collects socks. But these socks aren't for Sally; they're her gift to cancer patients across the country. → Read More

Hometown Hero: Local helps disabled athletes kayak

Once a week, Mike Dumas and John Palez head out to the Dunedin Causeway, eager to trade in their wheelchairs for a kayak and a paddle, all thanks to a local leader and a national organization. → Read More

Hometown Heroes: Paddle Against Cancer

A cancer survivor gives back to Moffitt Cancer Center through his cause, "Paddle Against Cancer". → Read More

Hometown Hero: TPD officer helps homeless woman, service dog fin

For the first time in 27 years, Ruby Casey has a place to call home. Every time she enters Vista 400 apartments, she is overwhelmed with gratitude for both, the roof over her head, and her new frie... → Read More