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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
  • Honoring the U.S. Coast Guard for patrolling NY waterways

    NEW YORK — The New York sector of the U.S. Coast Guard has over 1,000 active duty civilian and reserve members who patrol the waters. PIX11 chats with LCDR Josh Buck about the responsibilities when patrolling the seas, what the Coast Guard does and water safety in New York.

  • Entrepreneurs, future business owners gather at International Franchise Expo

    The International Franchise Expo brings together thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners. Below, Lisa Mateo reports on a positive reinforcement dog training camp: Lisa Mateo tries first pod massage spa at International Franchise Expo: Former Ninja Warrior contestant opens new obstacle course park:

  • Telehealth aims to make health care more accessible and affordable

    Telehealth aims to make health care more accessible and affordable by offering different ways for people to contact health care providers virtually and over the phone.

  • Bindlestiff Family Cirkus returns to NYC

    MIDTOWN — It’s been a New York City tradition for more than 20 years. Now the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has returned for a limited engagement at The Cutting Room. The show is a mix of Vaudeville, Circus, Burlesque, and Sideshow with more than a dozen different acts. Performances continue through Sunday, May 27th. For tickets, click here.

  • CPR 101: Know your water safety for the unofficial start of summer

    OCEANSIDE, N.Y. — With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, lifeguards from Lifeguard Training NY took PIX11 behind the scenes of a live rescue simulation at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside. Lifeguard Training NY also broke down CPR into simple steps for the viewers to understand. To obtain a copy of their downloadable steps, click here.

  • School official calls police chief ‘skinhead’ during traffic stop

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — A New Jersey school board member has been caught on camera cursing at a police officer who pulled her over for speeding and calling the local police chief “a skinhead cop.” South Orange-Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad can be heard using profanity when being issued tickets by the South Orange officer in dashcam video of the April 27 traffic stop. Although the driver identifies herself as Lawson-Muhammad, she cannot be seen on the video. Lawson-Muhammad, […]

  • Metro-North commuters face delays, cancellations after storm; drivers warned of downed wires

    NEW YORK — The morning after a powerful fast-moving storm rolled through the tri-state area, wreaking havoc on the commute home, Metro-North service remained largely impacted Wednesday morning and drivers were warned to continue being wary of downed wires. The late-afternoon Tuesday storm brought damaging wind, huge hail and pop-up tornadoes to the area. At least four people were killed, including an 11-year-old girl who police said died when a tree toppled onto the vehicle she was inside. Travel was […]

  • Simple dietary changes to help you get through this allergy season

    NEW YORK — This season has been rough for those who suffer from allergies, and the end is nowhere in sight. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, and in the past 12 months, 16 million adults and 5.5 million children have been diagnosed with hay fever — an allergy caused by pollen or dust that can cause itchy and watery eyes, and a runny nose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allergies are worse […]

  • Empire State Fair brings family fun to Long Island

    UNIONDALE, N.Y — With more than 100 rides, games and attractions, the Empire State Fair brings family fun to NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are $12 per person for adults and children, and include entrance into the many shows such as the Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Thrill Show, Arctic Olympic Games High Dive Show, Sea Lion Splash, as well as the petting zoo. Ride tickets can be purchased separately. The Empire State Fair […]

  • ‘Returnships’ helping stay-at-home parents get back to work

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The decision to take time off from work to raise a family or care for a loved one can be difficult , and finding employment again years later can be even more challenging. But now, many parents and caregivers are finding hope through returnships, temporary positions with the possibility of future full-time employment. Path Forward is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 35 companies across the country to help these women and men restart their careers. […]