Lisa Washington

Lisa Washington joined KDKA TV in May of 2015.
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VITALS
Joined KDKA: May 2015
Hometown: Bennettsville, South Carolina
Alma Mater: Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia

FAVORITES
Music: R&B, Hip Hop and Pop- My favorite artists are India Arie, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Adele and Mary J. Blige, not necessarily in that order.
Movie: Do I have to choose just one? “Love Jones” is my all-time favorite. It’s a love story, but I also enjoy most romantic comedies and older movies, like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The chemistry between Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy cannot be denied.
TV Show: “Queen Sugar”, “This is Us”, “Blackish” and “Greenleaf”. However, if my daughter is around, we watch “Doc McStuffins” episodes ad nauseam.
Book: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Dr. Maya Angelou
Hobbies: Volunteering, Reading
Sports Team: Washington Redskins, though I’m happy when the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins win.
Food: Crab cakes…more crab, less filler
Local Restaurant: Off the Hook, Warrendale, PA and Altius on Mount Washington
Hidden PA Gem: Most everyone probably already knows this, but the fact that we don’t pay taxes on clothes and shoes in Pennsylvania excites me every time I go shopping!
Sport/Exercise: Tennis, Running – not fast, probably more jogging than running
Historical Figure: Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Quote: “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of being and not something you do in your spare time.” Marian Wright Edelman (Founder, Children’s Defense Fund and native of my hometown, Bennettsville, South Carolina)
Word: Absolutely…someone told me long ago, that I used that word too much. I absolutely don’t think I do.
Vacation Spot: Half Moon Bay, California
Holiday: My birthday…and my daughter’s birthday, which is two days before mine.
Guilty Pleasure: Handbags – a structured tote completes most any outfit, in my opinion.
Planet: Earth…only Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Both, for work.
Cats or Dogs? Dog
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Neither
Comedy or Tearjerker? Romantic comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone, especially for family. We don’t have family in Pennsylvania so since I don’t see them often, I like to hear their voices.
Mac or PC? PC
Coffee or Tea? Hazlenut or Almond Latte and Herbal Teas (I’m Southern-ish, but I don’t like sweet tea.)
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning for work, night for fun
East Coast or West Coast? I was born on the East Coast. I plan to retire on the West Coast.
Star Trek or Star Wars? Neither

Lisa Washington is an Emmy-award winning journalist who joined KDKA TV in May of 2015. Previously, she covered breaking news and developing stories at our sister station, KPIX CBS 5, in San Francisco.

Lisa brings more than a decade of experience in anchoring and reporting local news to KDKA. She began her career in Washington, D.C. as a reporter trainee at WTTG FOX 5, where she conducted her most memorable interview, with Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. Lisa also worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor in Charlottesville, Virginia at WVIR TV.

As a morning anchor at WHNT TV in Huntsville, Alabama, Lisa covered a deadly school bus crash, providing more than six hours of solo anchoring. She also had the opportunity to skydive with the US Army Paratroopers. Lisa worked in Memphis, Tennessee, at WMC TV, covering the historic 2011 floods of the Mississippi River and the annual Memphis in May World Championship BBQ contest.

Lisa is involved in several community service organizations including The Links, Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Lisa and her husband are the proud parents of their young daughter. They live in the North Hills.

most recent stories2 Lisa Washington

Man Arrested, Another Charged In Assault Of Restaurant Owner

Police arrested a Penn Hills man accused of assaulting a restaurant owner on the South Side in September.

10/20/2017

Ringgold School District Teachers Picketing As Strike Begins

More than 200 members of a teachers’ union in the Ringgold School District have gone on strike.

10/18/2017

Pa. Insurance Rates To Go Up For Plans Through Affordable Care Act

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is blaming President Donald Trump for a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance that’ll take effect next year for residents who buy individual plans.

10/17/2017

Lawsuit Filed Against 14 Drug Companies Claiming Role In Overdoses

A lawsuit has now been filed in Beaver County against 14 drug companies, claiming they have played a role in the number of local overdoses.

10/16/2017

Bethel Park School District Cancels Monday’s Classes After Additional Threats

Classes in the Bethel Park School District will be canceled Monday because of additional threats.

10/12/2017

Police Investigating Double Shooting In Midland

Two people were shot early Tuesday morning in Midland, Beaver County.

10/10/2017

Police Investigating West Mifflin Convenience Store Holdups

West Mifflin Police believe a pair of convenience store holdups that happened late Sunday night into early Monday morning are connected.

10/09/2017

Fire Severely Damages House In Mount Washington

Firefighters were called to a house on Mount Washington early Thursday morning.

10/05/2017

Pittsburghers Return Home From Las Vegas After Mass Shooting

Several Pittsburghers arrived home from their trips to Las Vegas on Monday morning as news about Sunday night’s mass shooting was developing.

10/02/2017

Elderly Woman Treated After Crashing Car Into Verona Business

A vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the front doors of a business in Verona Friday morning.

09/29/2017

Train Derailment Causes Heavy Damage In McKeesport, Cleanup Continues

CSX and contractor crews are working around the clock following Wednesday’s train derailment in McKeesport

09/28/2017

Man Critically Injured In North Braddock Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that left one man critically injured in North Braddock.

09/22/2017

Students Pack Nutritional Meals For Less Fortunate As Part Of Kraft Hockeyville Celebration

For the 500 high school students who packed meals at California University of Pennsylvania Thursday, the volunteer project was a day away from school, and an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

09/21/2017

3 Firefighters Injured In Monessen, Fire Ruled Arson

Three firefighters were injured while battling a fire in Monessen, Westmoreland County.

09/20/2017

Police: Medical Issue May Be To Blame For Overnight Pursuit

Police say a driver’s medical issue led to a pursuit early Tuesday morning through several communities along Route 65.

09/19/2017

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