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.