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Lisa Mateo is a two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and fill-in anchor for the PIX11 Morning News. Lisa began her career in print journalism, working for the Courier News and Suburban Trends newspapers.

She made the transition to broadcasting in 2000 as a production assistant for WPIX. She quickly worked her way up to producer, traffic reporter, feature reporter, news reporter and fill-in weather and news anchor.

She has produced, reported and anchored a number of news events including the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Superstorm Sandy and the suicide bombings at Brussels Airport and metro station.

Working at WPIX has offered Lisa the opportunity to host, write and executive produce a number of half-hour travel specials and serve as a correspondent for “Viva!,” a series which focused on Hispanic Americans making it big in America.

Lisa is currently the host of “Celebrity Taste Makers,” a half-hour weekly series in which the stars open up over their favorite meal.

Lisa graduated from Rutgers College with a double major in journalism and communications and attended Kean University for post graduate studies in meteorology.

She is a member of the New Jersey Council of Physical Fitness and Sport, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Outside of work you can find her volunteering her time for a number of charitable organizations, running her kids to sports practice, or getting in a quick workout herself. Born in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican parents, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.


Recent Articles
  • Tourism returns to Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN — While many mountainous towns and villages of Puerto Rico continue to recover from Hurricane Maria, tourism has returned to the major cities and ports. Hotels and resort communities have been hard at work restoring their properties for the nearly five million travelers that visit the island every year. “Tourism is a driver of economic development. Our island has gone through very challenging times,” says Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the Puerto Rican Tourism Company. The organization announced […]

  • Puerto Rico’s small businesses continue to struggle after Hurricane Maria

    While the island of Puerto Rico recovers and rebuilds after Hurricane Maria, the economic impact on small businesses is still being felt. Entrepreneurs continue to cope with the loss of revenue, employees, customers and power. According to the financial services firm PYMES, more than 5,000 businesses on the island are estimated to have closed their doors due to infrastructure collapse. Many institutions have come to the financial aid of business owners. The Foundation of Puerto Rico has been providing meeting […]

  • Nearly 90 percent of schools back in session in Puerto Rico

    Although nearly 90 percent of schools in Puerto Rico have opened since Hurricane Maria, restructuring their curriculum as a result of the storm’s damage is the next step. PIX11’s Lisa Mateo visited the Jose Barreras Elementary School in Morovis, where 55 students have left for the mainland and three teachers were let go. The secretary of education says that an estimated 1,075 of the island’s nearly 1,200 schools have reopened. Forty have been closed permanently due to structural damage. Teachers […]

  • Distribution centers become lifelines for Puerto Ricans in need of water, food and supplies

    CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — As residents of Puerto Rico still struggle without power and water, distribution centers have become the lifeline for many families. Among the lines of people are stories from the heart. PIX11’s Lisa Mateo traveled with the American Red Cross to a distribution center in Caguas, providing water, food and supplies for those in need. While she was there, she met Saskia Gomez, a mother of three who went into labor as Hurricane Maria was battering Puerto […]

  • Puerto Rico in the dark

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria triggered the worst electricity failure in US history in Puerto Rico. Parts of the island have been in the dark before the catastrophic storm even touched down. Utility crews from across our area are working around the clock to change that. According to Con Edison, who has nearly 300 workers assigned in Puerto Rico, crews have restored electric power to several thousand people already in San Juan. The utility company says they are […]

  • Finding clean water to drink in Puerto Rico

    CAYEY, Puerto Rico — It’s been more than 2 months since Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico and for some areas the basic necessities of food, water and electricity are difficult to find. In the first part of our series “Island in Crisis” PIX11’s Lisa Mateo takes a look into the issue of finding clean water to drink. Lisa traveled with the American Red Cross to the central mountain town of Cayey to distribute water filters […]

  • NJ homes without water on Thanksgiving after main breaks in Florham Park

    FORHAM PARK, N.J. — Cold weather caused a water main to break in Florham Park at a very inopportune time — Thanksgiving morning. Several residents woke up to discover their homes had no water after a water main broke on East Madison Avenue around 3 a.m. on the holiday, according to Carl Ganger Jr., Florham Park’s director of community service. Despite the unpleasant start to the day, water was turned back on much earlier than Ganger’s initial 11 a.m. or noon estimate. […]

  • Hundreds of volunteers help Fill the Bag for Mid-Island Collision food drive

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, New York — In the spirit of giving, one local business owner on Long Island has donated $200,000 for the purchase of four tractor trailer loads of non-perishable items. The food will be placed into 20,000 bags by local volunteers, intended to feed more than 130,000 people in need. For the 5th year Robert Jesberger of Mid-Island Collision had held this Fill the Bag event in Rockville Centre. Today many local community members, including the Westbury High school Navy […]

  • Exploring the world of virtual reality in NYC

    MIDTOWN — Get ready to be transported into a 3D world filled with more than 50 experiences. VR World in Midtown is the largest virtual reality center in the western hemisphere, spread over 3 levels and 15,000 square feet. Each level has different virtual reality experiences that have been developed to date. The senses of hearing, touch, and vision are stimulated in the interactive world where the computer is the gatekeeper. The users’ eyes are the guide and every single […]

  • Top trainers compete for the first Men’s Health Open

    MIDTOWN — Some of the best trainers in NYC will compete in the Men’s Health Open on Friday. During this inaugural tournament top trainers, boutique fitness instructors and influencers will duke it out in a series of competitions for top slots and prizes, including the chance to be featured in the magazine. The Men’s Health Open brings together the hottest exercise classes in the city like Peloton, Tone House, Equinox, Mile High Run Club, DOGPOUND and more, into one battle […]