Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- Lisa Mateo has been the weekday morning anchor, weather reporter and fill-in anchor on PIX11 for over a decade.
- She also hosts Celebrity Taste Makers on Saturday evenings on WPIX Channel 11.
- Her career began backstage as a production assistant for PIX11 making tea and coffee & operating the teleprompter.
- Soon enough, Lisa was promoted to Entertainment Producer and began featuring as a weather anchor, reporter and became the helicopter traffic reporter.
- One of her biggest achievements with the station was executive producing and hosting a series of travel specials on WPIX.
- Besides her work on television, Lisa is also a nutrition coach and the Creator of Fitness Forward (a low-impact strength program)
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Lisa comes from a proud Latin American Heritage.
- Born in Brooklyn, she spent the first years of her life there. She has been living in New Jersey since fourth grade.
- Her parents were born in Puerto Rico & moved to New York as children.
- Her mother grew up in the Bronx and her father in Brooklyn.
- Lisa is now a wife and mother of two children – An elder son & a younger daughter. Her husband, Jose Mateo, and she were college sweethearts, and have been married since September 1999.
- Her children are both sporty & Lisa is kept on her toes taking them between to baseball practice, track events, ballet, and gymnastics classes, but her favorite way to spend the evening is a movie night at home with the family.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Lisa has been passionate about news & journalism since elementary school.
- Her dream of writing stayed with her through high school where she wrote for the school newspaper.
- Later, she wrote for the Rutgers University student newspaper while studying for her degree. Lisa graduated from Rutgers with a double major in Journalism and Communication and a minor in Spanish.
- After college she began working in professional print journalism, her first job was with Suburban Trends where she reported on local events, breaking news and produced feature articles.
- In 2013, Lisa decided to improve her knowledge in the field and returned to higher education at Kean University, New Jersey where she studied for a B.S. in Meteorology.
- Lisa also holds a Weathercaster Seal of Approval from The National Weather Association & a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Interesting Facts and Trivia :
- Although Lisa and her sisters learned to speak Spanish at school rather than from her family, she says that her passion for Latin culture, food, and music has played a big part in her life.
- Lisa was even the on-air correspondent for ‘Viva!,’ a WPIX series about Hispanic Americans & in July 2017 she hosted the 32nd Annual National Hispanic Business Group Voyage Awards and Scholarship Presentation at Cipriani, New York.
- One of her favorite dishes is a Latin one called Picadillo because it’s healthy and simple to make. She prefers to use turkey instead of ground beef.
- There is rarely a dull moment in Lisa’s job, her feature reports for Pix11 had her learning acrobatics with the Cirque du Soleil, playing polo, working out at boot camp, bouldering, indoor skydiving & delivering live reports from the locations around New Jersey.
No confirmed information available on his birth year or the date she was born.
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