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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
  • Cirque du Soleil VOLTA returns to the Big Top

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After postponing the show following the tragic death of one of their fellow cast members, Yann Arnaud, during a performance, Cirque du Soleil VOLTA has returned under the Big Top at the Meadowlands. Originally scheduled to debut in the tri-state March 29, the show began performances April 20 for a limited engagement through May 6. Launched in April 2017 in Montreal, VOLTA is the 41st original production from Cirque du Soleil and its 18th show presented […]

  • NJ middle school sets up urban food production center with indoor, outdoor gardens

    UNION CITY, NJ — Students, parents, faculty and community members of Emerson Middle School pitched in to get their urban gardens ready for the season, in honor of Earth Day. The school is celebrating the fourth year of their indoor hydroponics lab where more than 500 pounds of produce are grown every year for students to enjoy. The outdoor gardens provide an additional 200 pounds of produce. More than 50 students participate in the program throughout the year. For more information, […]

  • NYPD expands Neighborhood Policing program onto subway

    NEW YORK — The NYPD announced Thursday that they are expanding their crime-fighting strategy into the subway system. Police announced that the Neighborhood Policing program, which emphasizes crime reduction and collaborative problem solving, is expanding into the subway. The program would begin with Transit District 12, which covers stations along the Nos. 2, 5 and 6 lines in the Bronx and Transit District 30, which covers stations along the Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and A, C, B, D, Q, […]

  • Tartan Week celebrates 20 years in NYC

    MIDTOWN — Thousands will march up 6th Avenue on Saturday displaying their Scottish pride at the 20th Annual Tartan Day Parade. PIX11 was live at Bloom’s Tavern in Midtown, highlighting traditional Scottish dishes and music with the Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band from the Isle of Uist. The Tartan Day Parade kicks off at 2 pm on Saturday, April 7th up 6thAvenue, from 44th to 55th Street. Tartan Day, Apr. 6, is the day, which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320.

  • PIX11 honors New Jersey Opioid Task Force

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Since 2017, New Jersey’s Opioid Task Force has educated over 4,000 individuals about the opioid epidemic offering support and resources. PIX11 honors the first responders of the Opioid Task Force and their work in responding to calls on opioid overdose, what recovery teams do and the how the hospital treats patients.

  • Despite rain, Yankees prepare for home opener after snowstorm delays game

    NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are preparing for their home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday after a snowstorm delayed the game. The problem? Rain is in the forecast. Tuesday’s game is set for 4:05 p.m., Yankee team officials said. It will be broadcast on the YES Network. Monday’s game was postponed after as much as 6.4 inches fell in parts of Queens during the morning hours. Temperatures remain in the 40s Tuesday, with rain expected in the […]

  • Harlem’s Heaven Hats: Meet the hat master dressing NYC

    HARLEM — From the Easter holiday to the Kentucky Derby, hat season has arrived. For nearly three decades, Evetta Petty has been making them by hand in her shop in Harlem on the corner of 147th Street. From trendy fascinators and wide brim hats, to hand painted headwear, every stitch and stone receives special care at Harlem’s Heaven Hats. Her designs have been featured on TV shows, runways and the pages of some of the top fashion magazines. What started […]

  • PIX11 honors the NYPD heroes who rescued man from RFK Bridge

    The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit is a uniquely trained group, part of the Special Operations Bureau. Just this week, members responded to the RFK Bridge where a man threatened to jump. Lisa Mateo talks to the heroes who rescued him. Outstanding job by #NYPD ESU & Aviation saving the life of a male that threatened to jump from the RFK Bridge. pic.twitter.com/KzCADaEAPV — NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) March 25, 2018

  • UniverSoul Circus celebrates 25 years of family entertainment

    QUEENS — It’s the circus with soul, and this year UniverSoul Circus is commemorating its 25th anniversary. To celebrate, they will be rocking the tri-state in Queens, Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon and Newark through May 28th. Founded in Atlanta by concert and theatre promoter Cedric Walker, the UniverSoul Circus features a multicultural display of performers from around he world. Click here for tickets.

  • What you feed your children can affect their behavior, doctor says

    NEW YORK — Before you sit down with your child for their next meal, you may want to reconsider what you put on their plate. Dr. Robert Melillo, co-founder of Brain Balance Achievement Centers, says diet plays a major role in controlling behavioral and learning disabilities in children. He suggests limiting refined sugars and to avoid ingredients like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup. Sugary sports drinks and artificial ingredients can also be added to that no-no list. “In particular […]