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|Lisa Washington is an Emmy award-winning journalist, currently working for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. She anchors KDKA’s weekend morning news.
Prior to KDKA, Lisa covered general assignment and breaking news stories for KPIX-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Francisco. She delivered live reports from the forefront of the protests and celebrations when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the gay marriage ban in California in 2012.
Lisa also worked at WMC-TV in Memphis as a news anchor and reporter. Her reports included coverage of the historic 2011 flooding of the Mississippi River and the city’s annual Memphis is May World Championship Barbecue Contest.
As a morning anchor at WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, Lisa covered a deadly school bus accident, providing more than six hours of solo anchoring. She also had the opportunity to skydive with the U.S. Army Paratroopers.
Lisa began her career in Washington, DC as a reporter trainee at WTTG-TV. While there, she conducted her most memorable interview, with Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks.
Lisa is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in journalism. Lisa is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Georgetown University.
When she’s not anchoring or reporting the latest local news or studying for one of her online graduate classes, Lisa is often volunteering in her community or spending time with her family. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, a women’s volunteer service organization. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America.
Lisa and her husband are the proud parents of two children. Lisa’s hobbies include running, reading, traveling to visit her family and friends, and tending to her phalaenopsis orchids. She welcomes advice on keeping the persnickety plants in bloom.