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
  • U.S. Marshals auction off millions worth of seized items

    MIDTOWN — When white-collar crimes take place, and millions of dollars in assets are seized, where do they go? The U.S. Marshals placed many of those luxury items up for auction to the highest bidder. The U.S. Marshals held a live auction with a web simulcast in midtown. Nearly 300 lots were put up for auction from federal cases nationwide, including fine jewelry and watches, gold coins and a stainless steel sculpture replica of the “Charging Bull” by Arturo Di Modica. […]

  • After 30 years on the job, NYPD transit employee retires at age 89

    THE BRONX — After 30 years as a police administrative aid for NYPD’s Transit District 12, Onidii Noiis is retiring at the age of 89. Noiis started with the NYPD in 1988 after a few years with the FDNY. She’s made an impression on her coworkers ever since. “She has a wonderful sense of humor,” Thea Johannsen said. “She always gets her nails done pretty colors. Her hairs always done.” Darlene Dowie is amazed by her work ethic. “She was […]

  • New $15 million homeless shelter to be built in Jersey City

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — With the second highest homeless population in New Jersey at 822, Hudson County is looking to keep more of its men, women and children off the streets. A bright spot in the figures, which come from NJ Counts, a point-in-time study, is a decrease in the number of homeless over the years, along with an increase in those housed in shelters. To help in the battle against homelessness, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced plans to […]

  • NYC begins Hanukkah celebrations

    NEW YORK — The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah began Sunday. Jewish communities celebrated the “festival of lights” across the city, with events such as the annual Latkepalooza at the Museum at Eldridge Street and the menorah lightings at the Grand Army Plaza and Columbia University. This year’s holiday resonates more in light of the deadly synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh in October and the increase of anti-Semitic vandalism across the tri-state area.

  • New Yorkers gather at AIDS Memorial Park for World AIDS Day

    GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, supporters gathered at AIDS Memorial Park in Greenwich Village to honor the more than 100,000 New Yorkers who have died from the virus. Members of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis held a candlelight vigil for their 27 annual ‘out of the darkness’ ceremony, taking a moment to read the names of some of those who lost their battle to the virus. The NYPD Color Guard helped lead a procession from […]

  • Queens council member says someone is sabotaging cyclists with thumb tacks

    SUNNYSIDE, Queens — The battle over bike lanes is getting personal in Queens . Thumb tacks were found scattered along protected bike lanes Thursday along 43rd Avenue from 43rd Street to 48th Street in Sunnyside. “Theres no doubt in my mind that it was done intentionally,” council member Jimmy Van Bramer said. “They didn’t just drop dozens and dozens of thumb tacks all pointed up, only in the bike lane.” Resident Pete Shore first wrote about the tacks on Facebook, […]

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    New report reveals the most dangerous NYC subway stations

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS — New Yorkers are known for their street smarts, but according to a report, they should be extra aware of their surroundings at certain subway stations. Auto Insurance Center analyzed publicly available 2017 crime data to determine which ones are more dangerous than others. Their findings looked at crime inside and outside of the turnstiles, within 100 feet of each subway stop. Topping the list is Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center with 334 crimes reported, none taking place within the station […]

  • Food Bank for NYC feed those in need on ‘Orange Friday’

    HARLEM, Manhattan – The hardest time for New Yorkers in need to find a meal is the day after Thanksgiving, when many soup kitchens and charities are closed. To help out, Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and a team of volunteers pitched in to serve hot meals for “Orange Friday” —  orange being the color of hunger awareness. Orange Friday comes just days after Food Bank for New York City released the 2018 data snapshot, “Reflections of Hunger from the Front […]

  • Bowery Mission serves Thanksgiving dinner to more than 9,000 people

    NEW YORK  – With more than 67,000 people experiencing homelessness in New York City during this holiday, the Bowery Mission is on a mission to help them one plate at a time. The organization will serve 18,000 meals over seven days – 9,000 on Thanksgiving Day alone – across nine campuses. Throughout the week 800 volunteers will prepare and serve 780 turkeys, 7,200 pounds of potatoes, 1,800 pounds of vegetables, 2,400 pounds of stuffing and 675 pies. Each guest also […]

  • Veteran says he was beaten by Yonkers police during arrest

    YONKERS, NY — A former Jamaican Army Special Ops officer is recovering from what he says was excessive force by police. Terrence Shaw, who suffered numerous injuries to his eye, head and body, says he was pulled over on Palmer Road in Yonkers on Saturday morning for no apparent reason. According to the police report, Shaw was driving erratically at a high rate of speed at 1:45 am, crossing over the double yellow line on Palmer Road multiple times. “At […]

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