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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
  • 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.

  • Snoop Dogg set to perform at Jersey City fireworks show

    Rap legend Snoop Dogg is set to perform at the Jersey City Fourth of July fireworks show Wednesday, drawing twice as many people as last year, with 200,000 expected.

  • American Sailing Association launches Operation Plastic Pollution Purge

    CITY ISLAND — Just in time for the Summer Sailstice, the busiest week of boating, the American Sailing Association is kicking off Operation Plastic Pollution Purge. The new initiative asks boaters to clean up trash from the waterways. “Plastic pollution is not an ocean, river, lake or stream problem. It’s a people problem. We must do our part to discourage everyone from trashing our waterways with plastic bottles, bags, cups, utensils and plates,” said Lenny Shabes, CEO and founder of […]

  • A look at Disney World’s new attraction ‘Toy Story Land’

    Lisa Mateo travels to Walt Disney World in Orlando Fla. to check out the newest attraction “Toy Story Land.” The long-awaited attraction is inspired by the popular Pixar film series, “Toy Story” and features characters from the movies, rides, and more. Opening day is Saturday, June 30. Visit the Walt Disney World website to purchase theme park tickets.

  • Star softball player born without elbow inspires others by defying the odds

    WESTHAMPTON, NJ – Softball is a sport of speed, strength, confidence and determination. In South Philadelphia, there’s an 11-year old girl who has all of those qualities and more, with one extra characteristic. Darby Myers was born without an elbow on her left arm; she catches, throws and hits the ball with the same arm. “I have to field the ball with my right hand. Take my glove off, which is an exchange and then I have to throw the […]

  • Free yoga classes in Time Square to celebrate summer solstice

    NEWYORK — Free yoga classes are being held in Times Square all day Thursday in honor of the summer solstice. Thousands are expected to participate. To join, visit this website to register or head to the check-in tents at 43rd and 46th streets.

  • World’s biggest ocean adventure arrives in NYC

    TRIBECA — After 10 months of intense racing around the globe, competitors in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race have arrived in New York City waters at Tribeca’s North Cove Marina. The more than 40,000 nautical mile journey of eleven 70-foot yachts began in Liverpool, visiting some of the finest ports in places like South Africa, Australia and China. It includes 13 races over eight legs. The crews leave on June 25 for their final leg back to Liverpool. If […]