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Lisa Desjardins Wikipedia, Husband, Bio, Age, Married, Baby – PBS

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Name Lisa Desjardins

Wedding / Husband / Spouse / Marriage / Partner Since 2007, Lisa is married to Jason Desjardins. The couple has a young son, who was born in 2016.

Wiki Biography / Profile Background

Introduction :

Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent and reporter who shot to YouTube fame after filming her humorous thoughts after being let go from the CNN network.

Lisa Desjardins Parents, Childhood and Family Details :

  • Lisa was born in 1972. She was raised in Hawaii and grew up quite close to her mother.
  • In her younger days, she was known as the funny girl and a prankster and was labeled the lovable class clown in her yearbook.
  • Being her mother’s only child, she often went to work with her mother at a call center. She has said she loved being there. Often, she investigated the drama in the center, which she believes was an early indicator that she was set for the reporting industry.

Lisa Desjardins College and Education :

  • Lisa obtained her Bachelors at the College of William and Mary in 1994.
  • She also studied abroad during her time at university, and in 1995 she received a first level graduate degree in Russian Studies from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
  • In 1997, she graduated from the NorthWestern University – Medill School of Journalism with a Master’s of Science and Journalism degree.

Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Lisa’s first official job out of university was working as a reporter for WBTW-TV Network. She began there in February of 1998.
  • She left that role in June 1999 to take up the role a Freelance Reporter with the Reuters Agency and The Sun News.
  • At the same time, she worked as a political and state house reporter for WTS-TV.
  • After juggling between those roles for four years, she resigned from all of them to take up a full-time role as the Associated Press Newswoman, a role she held from April of 2003 to September of 2005.
  • Following that position was her role with CNN, where she worked for 9 long years before being controversially let go.
  • As of 2020, she is working as the lead correspondent & political director for PBS News Hour.

CNN Controversy :

  • Desjardins held the role of Senior Correspondent and Capitol Hill Reporter for both CNN and CNN Radio from 2005 to 2014, until she was controversially let go by the company in August 2014 due to a restructuring of the company.
  • The fans of the network were outraged, as they believed her funny and approachable personality to be a big asset to the company.
  • On her last day with CNN, she shot a humorous video and positioned it as a news investigation that was posted to YouTube.
  • Using her funny side, she made light of the situation, but the moment that propelled her to social media fame was when she accused the CNN bosses of firing her because she was a redhead.
  • She went on to finish the segment with a statement regarding the lack of ‘gingers’ in the CNN office & calling for more diversity.
Birthday / Date of Birth / How old is Lisa Desjardins Age January 29, 1972. As of 2023, she is around 51 years old.

18 thoughts on “Lisa Desjardins Wikipedia, Husband, Bio, Age, Married, Baby – PBS”

  1. Lisa,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful black/white kittie. I always look for him. I have his twin. Cats are so precious, aren’t they?

  2. Enjoy your reporting. There is a photo in the background in your home of a girl diving, is that you?

    Frank and Anna Conti

  3. Love your reporting. To the point. The black and white kitty is a hoot! What’s its name? Keep up the great work.

  4. Not only have I become a devoted viewer of your PBS comments and reporting, but I just researched your background to discover that you as I, are graduates of William and Mary as well as having worked for a legal consulting firm in Evanston with ties to Northwestern.

    Keep up the superb work on PBS and thank you.

  5. Dear Lisa,

    We love your work but also love your cat. Who is he/she? Show her-off more. Thanks.

    Terry Finegan

  6. Hi Lisa,

    Watched you on the PBS channel in west palm beach fl…I enjoy your reporting

    Must say that the photobombing news piece is hilarious.. keep up the great work..!!!

    Thank you

  7. Lisa is always prepared. She knows what she’s talking about. She digs for the roots of a story and has amassed a bazillion contacts in DC. Really enjoy her reporting.

  8. I never miss Lisa Desjardins’ reporting. She is sober, knowlegdable and provides so much information…because pbs allows more than 30 seconds to do so.

  9. Lisa,

    Why does no one suggest as a solution to Medicare’s solvency the idea to remove the income threshold subject to the Medicare tax? Would quickly improve the situation. Thanks.

  10. Lisa,
    Thank you for adding your in depth knowledge to every subject. After reading your resume, it is apparent why you are so erudite. You have two outstanding degrees before you took a journalism degree.
    I enjoy your presentations immensely.

  11. Hi Lisa
    I just watched your interview with the representative from AARP on the News Hour regarding the Republican Tax plan and the impact of the loss of medical expense deductions for high cost health care expenses as it relates to older Americans.

    During the interview why didn’t you ask the AARP representative about Medicare? Shouldn’t Medicare cover these expenses?

    Also shouldn’t people under 65 with high medical expenses have insurance through the ACA? Obviously it’s required or if they chose not to have insurance and pay the penalty couldn’t they enroll annually (during open enrollment) and obtain insurance without Pre X if they expect to need medical care?

    I have seen interviews on this issue a number of times and the question about medial insurance or disability insurance or long term care insurance is never asked.
    Thank you.

  12. I agree. Experts all agree the ACA needs to be fixed not scrapped.

    Msg to Judy Woodruff: please stop asking leading questions that are meant to elicit a specific type of reply, which exposes your biases. Thanks.

  13. Lisa:
    I listen with interest every time you appear on PBS. Tonight you discussed the Affordable Care Act and the potential paths it may take over the next few weeks in Congress. I am repeatedly aware that there is no mention in the news of the fact that numerous polls taken recently show that Americans want the Affordable Care Act to stay, but amended as needed. Why is it that our Congressmen continue to say they are attempting to answer the people, when the people now want it to say and be amended. Why is this never mentioned in the new media? Please pose this question to our Congress and in particular to Senator McConnell.

  14. She’s first-rate because she’s not just intelligent and diligent – utterly tireless – but she also delivers such enthusiasm to a subject few people understand or even care about.

    With her, Amna Nawaz, William Brangham, Yamiche Alcindor, John Yang, and Jeffrey Brown covering the arts, the NewsHour presents, far and away, the finest nightly news broadcast in America.

    1. Dr. Brad Lee, Pee-Ahch-Dee

      Huh? Only an illiterate idiot would think Northwestern University” would be “Northwesternuniversity” (one word). I assure you, it is not “one word”.

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