As morning anchor and local host of Morning Edition, Lisa hosts local news from Chicago on NPR’s morning news program. Lisa joined the staff of WBEZ in January 1999 as a reporter for Morning Edition. Prior to joining WBEZ, Lisa worked as a reporter and host of Morning Edition for WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio.
She was part of a team of reporters that earned several awards for three series of reports that focused on aging, schools and people working non-conventional jobs in Milwaukee. The series was honored by theAssociated Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Northwest Broadcasting News Association.
Lisa also was a staff reporter and host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered at WGLT in Normal, Illinois, and has been a reporter for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium. Lisa has a B.S. in English and Liberal Arts from Illinois State University. Originally from Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Lisa resides in Oak Park with her husband, Christopher.