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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
  • Circle Line and Crunch cruising into fitness

    MANHATTAN — Known for its unique forms of exercise, Crunch Fitness is taking fitness to a whole new level. They’ve teamed up with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises to bring their classes along the Hudson River for CruiseFit. The new fitness experience, led by elite Crunch instructors boards at 6:30 p.m. from Pier 83 and features two 1/2 hour classes while cruising the Hudson River. While getting #CruiseFit, cool down with some specialty drinks and bites. For tickets to the next class […]

  • Peach season at Alstede Farms

    CHESTER, N.J. — Things are just peachy at Alstede Farms, where pick-your-own-peaches are ready for visitors to enjoy. The first-generation farm is a pioneer in sustainable agriculture, growing more than 250 varieties of fruits and vegetables on over 600 acres of preserved farmland. Farm owner Kurt Alstede described the different types of peaches his farm is offering, while culinary and education specialist Jenn Borealo shared a recipe for peach pudding. Gram Tyson’s Skillet Peach Pudding From: Farmer Sam Walmer, Farm […]

  • Learn all about bees at Buzzfest on Saturday

    Roseland, N.J. — While you may love the sweet taste of honey, have you ever wondered how it makes its way from the hive to the jar? On Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., families will learn just that at Buzzfest at the Essex County Environmental Center. For $5 per person, kids and families can observe how beekeepers harvest honey, taste fresh samples, craft some art and and learn all there is to know about more than 400 native […]

  • Flatiron summer series offers free events for the community by the community

    FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan — The Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District  in partnership with local businesses, will be offering free classes and activities on the Flatiron Public Plazas, as part of the Flatiron Summer Series. Through August 9th visitors can enjoy free fitness classes, tech courses, games, performances and sweet treats all without spending a dime. PIX11’s Lisa Mateo enjoyed a HOT HIIT class from bode nyc, cannoli from Eataly and a Live freestyle performance from the Hip Hop Improv Comedy Group, North […]

  • Latino Run: An international movement that got its start in Harlem

    “Latinos Run” is an international movement that started right here in Harlem. To learn more about the group, watch PIX11’s interview above and click here.

  • Runaway Rapids water park offers summer fun for the whole family

    KEANSBURG, N.J. — As the summer months continue to heat up, Keansburg Amusement Park’s Runaway Rapids is ready to entertain the whole family. The more than 20-year-old  water park features 18 slides with many different speeds, heights and splash zones. The water park also includes a kiddie lagoon, lazy river and relaxing spa pools. When you’re finished with the water, you can head to the amusement park which has more than a 100-year-old history, as well as a go cart […]

  • PIX11 Honors: Hempstead Bay Constables

    HEMPSTEAD BAY, L.I. — PIX11 honors the Hempstead Bay Constables. Lisa Mateo interviewed Chief Sgt. Mike Brennan to find out more about what they do to protect New York waterways. Meet the Hempstead Bay Constables: The Hempstead Bay Constables have 7 full-time members and 7 boats who provide assistance to boaters in distress and perform offshore rescues. They cover NYC all the way down to Oyster Bay. Hempstead Bay Constables brand new rescue boat: The new rescue boat is one of […]

  • Splish Splash away the summer heat on Long Island

    CALVERTON, N.Y. — With more than 20 rides, slides and attractions, Long Island waterpark Splish Splash has been offering family fun for more than 25 years. Park goers can now enjoy two new attractions: Riptide Racer, the ultimate racing slide, and Bombs Away, a dueling 300-foot slide perched on a tower over 50 feet in the air with an AquaLaunch capsule. For tickets visit the Splish Splash website.

  • Mountain Creek Water Park celebrates 40 years of family fun

    VERNON, N.J. — Just in time for the dog days of summer, Mountain Creek Water Park is celebrating 40 years of family fun. The nearly 70 acre park features more than 20 rides and slides, including the latest attraction, a 4D experience called “Alpine Rush.” The park is open through Labor Day. For ticket information visit the website.

  • State Fair Meadowlands ready for Fourth of July

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With more than 150 rides and attractions State Fair Meadowlands offers fun for the whole family. Take a ride on the area’s only Sky Ride or head up, up and away in the original Batcopter from the 1960’s TV series. Fifty food vendors are ready to serve up delicious meals, snacks and sweets. The fair runs through July 8 with fireworks on July 3-4. Click here for more information.