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-nominated 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

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Firefighters were called to a Butler County campground after a fire spread to multiple campers Monday morning.

07/24/2017

Police Investigating Shots Fired Calls In Fineview

Police are investigating after several shots were fired in Pittsburgh’s Fineview neighborhood early Friday morning.

07/21/2017

Ross Twp. Baby Store Suddenly Closes Without Warning

A baby store has suddenly closed after more than a quarter of a century in business.

07/19/2017

Teen Injured In Duquesne Shooting, Detained On Unrelated Warrant

A teenager has been detained after being shot in Duquesne Monday night.

07/18/2017

Police SWAT Situation Shuts Down Brushton Ave. In Homewood South

Pittsburgh Police closed part of Brushton Avenue in the city’s Homewood South neighborhood early Wednesday morning for a SWAT situation.

07/12/2017

Woman Sets Boyfriend On Fire, Uses Urine To Put Out Flames

A Penn Hills woman allegedly set her boyfriend on fire while he was asleep and then used urine to put out the flames.

07/10/2017

2 Adults, 1 Child Critically Injured In Crash

Three people, including a 9-year-old child, were critically injured in a two-car accident Monday morning in Highland Park.

07/10/2017

State Of Emergency Declared For Butler County Flooding

Widespread flooding covered roads and trapped people in homes and businesses in the City of Butler overnight.

07/06/2017

Police Search For Vehicles Stolen From O’Hara, Fox Chapel

Police from Springdale, Sharpsburg and O’Hara Township are searching for four car theft suspects and the vehicles they stole.

06/27/2017

Indiana County Residents Cleaning Up After Latest Round Of Flooding

People in Indiana County are cleaning up after Thursday’s heavy rain.

06/23/2017

School Board Fires Woodland Hills Employee Accused Of Assaulting Teen

A Woodland Hills School District employee, who was caught on camera grabbing a student, has been fired.

06/22/2017

McDonald Volunteer Fire Chief Killed In West Virginia Explosion

The chief of the McDonald Volunteer Fire Department was reportedly killed in an explosion in West Virginia.

06/21/2017

Police Chase Suspect Escapes After Crashing Into House

State Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly led troopers on a chase before crashing his SUV into a house in Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood.

06/20/2017

Man Killed In Peters Twp. House Fire

Crews battled a house fire in Peters Township late Thursday night.

06/15/2017

3 Suspects Now Facing Charges In Death Of Missing Butler Co. Woman

Investigators say a burned body found in Lawrence County Monday night is that of 26-year-old Melissa Barto.

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