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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
  • Club Bonafide brings New Orleans flavor to NYC

    MIDTOWN — It’s the day synonymous with indulging before the first day of Lent. In honor of Mardi Gras, Club Bonafide is bringing New Yorkers a little taste of New Orleans tonight in a special event. The evening will feature music from The Ebony Hillbillies. Club Bonafide is the place where jazz age meets a new age of live performances. For ticket information and a list of events, click here. Bonafide is at 212 East 52nd St.

  • ZAVO brings mystery and seduction to the NYC restaurant scene

    UPPER EAST SIDE — One local eatery is ready to take your dining experience to the next level. And ZAVO Mediterranean Restaurant on the Upper East Side has unveiled their three-course Prix Fixe themed dinner menu. Every Saturday the sleek space recreated the beauty and creativity of City of Masks for an extravagant Venetian night. Enjoy tango dancing on Argentinian Thursdays and 1,001 Arabian Nights on Fridays. On Wednesday, February 14th ZAVO will celebrate the opening of the new “50 […]

  • Meet the Bronx teacher who won the Grammy’s music educator award

    HUNTS POINT, the Bronx — Melissa Salguero is back in the classroom after winning a Grammy for her work as a music teacher in the Bronx. She won the music educator award at the the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for her work at Public School 48 Joseph R. Drake Elementary School in Hunts Point. Salguero drives two hours just to get to work, and plays every instrument in the classroom. “I have to, because in order for my kids to be successful, and in […]

  • Father slashed in front of his son in the Bronx

    MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — Police believe there was no motive to an attack after a man slashed a father walking with his son in the Bronx in broad daylight last week. The incident happened as the 41-year-old victim was walking along East 139th Street with his 1-year-old son, when an man approached them out of nowhere and slashed the dad twice on the right side of the face, authorities said. Following the slashing, a dispute ensued — the father […]

  • NY’s first Health Department-approved dog cafe opens in East Village

    NEW YORK — Fans of canines and caffeine now have a place to call their own. Boris & Horton in the East Village has opened its doors as New York’s first Department of Health approved dog-friendly cafe. Coppy Holzman and Logan Mikhly are the father-daughter team behind the East Village establishment, named after their dogs. To meet Health Department standards, the café is split in two. Customers with dogs must order through a side take-out window, then take their goodies through […]

  • Calle Ocho spices things up for Restaurant Week

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan —Calle Ocho is the place where Miami meets Manhattan. The restaurant is known for its creative and bold use of flavors, and now you can experience it all at a fraction of the price. The Latin staple is offering up three course meals for restaurant week. For dinner you chose from a select appetizer, entrée and dessert all for $42. Stephanie Nunez  from Vermilyea Salsa on Two, Dabrali Diaz from Salsa in Queens and dancers from Latin Rage […]

  • Getting in the Super Bowl spirit at Hooters

    MIDTOWN —  The stars of the Super Bowl may be on the field, but many fans will also be enjoying what’s on their plates — And wings are the top choice. According to the National Chicken Wing Council, Americans will be gobbling up more than 1.25 billion wings on game day. Hooters, which sells huge amounts of wings every year, is ready for the rush. PIX11’s Lisa Mateo visited their Midtown location for a little football trivia and food.

  • Sparring with seniors: Jab your way to a health at this Manhattan studio

    UPPSER EAST SIDE — Seniors on the Upper East Side are jabbing their way to a healthy heart, body and soul. At Asphalt Green participants 62+ wear gloves and use pads to safely learn punching, kicking and blocking techniques in “Intro to Sparring.” The class is a new addition to the facility’s AG Active Membership tailored to active, older adults. If they are not ready to step out of their comfort zones, seniors can also enjoy “Skills in Motion,” a […]

  • Sparring with seniors: Staying safe while exercising as you get older

    CHATHAM, N.J. — With more information available about the health benefits of exercise, seniors are taking advantage and staying active. But how do they enjoy it and stay injury free? John Gallucci, Jr., president and CEO of JAG Physical Therapy and the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, provides a few helpful tips.

  • Experience the Wild West frozen in ice

    AUGUSTA, N.J. — Experience the American frontier in a whole new way at Frozen in Ice: Wild West. The rugged Wild West town — complete with an ice jail, bank, candy store and saloon with serving cocktails for the adults — was made of 100 tons of ice and took three weeks to build. The center of it all is a 50-foot ice slide and ice maze. Outside visitors can ice skate on a new, never-melt rink made of synthetic ice, […]