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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
  • Two firefighters injured battling Bronx marijuana grow house blaze: NYPD

    PELHAM BAY, the Bronx — Two firefighters were injured while battling a Bronx blaze at a marijuana grow house on Sunday night, the NYPD said. One firefighter suffered neck and back injuries after falling 30-feet off an extension ladder at the three-story Mayflower Avenue building, police said. The 38-year-old married father of three was transported to a hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The second firefighter suffered a minor leg injury, the FDNY said. Officials said the blaze […]

  • Sleeping woman raped inside Chelsea apartment: police

    CHELSEA, Manhattan — Police are searching for the man accused of raping a woman inside her Manhattan apartment. The 25-year-old victim was sleeping when the alleged attacker entered her apartment Thursday night, police said. He allegedly climbed into her bed and sexually assaulted her. She later woke up and confronted the man, said police. He fled the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said. Multiple reports say the woman may have left her apartment unlocked. […]

  • 2 young girls groped in Queens; cops search for alleged attacker

    CORONA, Queens — Authorities are searching for the man accused of groping two young girls in Queens within a few days from each other. On Tuesday, police said a man touched a 13-year-old girl inappropriately in the vicinity of 45th Avenue and Junction Boulevard in Corona at about 8:20 a.m. He fled east on 45th Avenue. Police believe the same man allegedly groped a 10-year-old girl on Oct. 3. At about 3:30 p.m., the girl was standing on the sidewalk along […]

  • Comic Con: Preview the event’s massive takeover of NYC

    With more than 900 exhibitors at the Javits Center and 100 more at Pier 94 for Anime Fest, Comic Con is expecting a quarter of a million visitors throughout the four-day event. “There’s comics, there’s movies, there’s video games, there’s TV shows. Any sort of thing that has emanated from the comic book culture is here at new York Comic Con,” Mike Armstrong, event director for ReedPOP, said. “Saturday night is our big ‘Walking Dead’ panel. We’ve got a big […]

  • Investigation reveals NJ gangs are younger, more violent and using social media as a cyber-trigger

    TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is seeing a growing trend in gang activity with members that are younger and more violent. During a recent public hearing, the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) revealed that some minors as young as 12-years-old have committed more gang-related crimes than 18 to 24-year-olds. “We talked to law enforcement officers across the state and some of them told us they’re seeing kids as young as 8 or 9 years old out there on the streets,” […]

  • Vote could regulate how airlines charge for change fees

    NEW YORK — According to the Bureau of Transportation U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a net profit up more than 10 percent last year, compared to 2016. Yet, at the same time baggage and change fees continue to rise. While baggage fees have a set price by each airline, it’s the change and cancellation fees that can range anywhere from $75 to more than $400, sometimes costing the traveler more than the actual price of the ticket itself. But that could […]

  • PIX11 Honors Con Edison

    Con Edison and other utility companies respond to emergencies, such as Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the gas explosion in Massachusetts. Rain, snow, shine or anything in between, they`re there to get your power back on.

  • Building partially collapses in Queens: FDNY

    ASTORIA, Queens — Crews are on scene after a building partially collapsed in Queens early Wednesday. Fire officials received a call shortly after 4 a.m. about a partial roof collapse at a mixed occupancy one-story building on 48-15 25th Ave. in Astoria. Authorities arrived to find the marble business’ roof and front exterior wall partially collapsed. No injuries have been reported. The building was empty at the time of the incident, officials said. The cause of the collapse is under investigation, […]

  • Vendy Awards Honors set for Saturday at Governors Island

    GOVERNORS ISLAND — Food trucks and carts are a part of New York City tradition. On Saturday, 25 of the Big Apple’s best vendors will serve up their signature dishes for hungry foodies at the 14th annual Vendy Awards. Vendors will battle it out for one of five categories: Best Breakfast, Best Dessert, Best Rookie, Best Market and the ultimate Vendy Cup. Tickets are available here for the event, which takes place on Governor’s Island. The Vendy Awards is a […]

  • Pop-up shop power

    WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan – Pop-up shops and experiences are all the rage in NYC as businesses and brands take their marketing to another level. “It’s not always about how many things I own. It’s what did I do today? What did I discover today and I’m going to show you through my social channels,” says Melissa Gonzalez, CEO and founder of The Lion’esque Group, retail strategists and pop-up architects who create these brick and mortar experiences in cities nationwide. Retailers are […]