Tisha Lewis (Journalist)

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There’s truly no place like home! After more than a decade of reporting and anchoring across the country, I’m thrilled to be back in my roots, joining FOX 5 News. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Montclair, northern Virginia, I attended school from elementary to high school in the area.

I proudly graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism – Go Hokies! I also broadened my horizons by studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico, earning my Certification in Spanish from La Universidad de Internacional.

Before making my way back to FOX 5, I spent over four years as a reporter and occasional anchor at FOX 32 News in Chicago, Illinois. There, I covered a wide range of significant events, including NATO from the front lines, the historic Chicago Teachers Union Strike, and the 2012 Presidential Election. I even went the extra mile by embedding overnight with Occupy Chicago, capturing the experience on my iPhone. Chicago’s harsh winters, including the Blizzard of 2011, Polar Vortex of 2014, and Blizzard of 2015, didn’t deter my commitment to reporting. One of my cherished accomplishments in Chicago was establishing Sisters Peak, a youth mentoring program designed to empower young women to reach their pinnacle of success and achievement.

Before my stint in Chicago, I served as an anchor and reporter at the FOX affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana. During my time there, I covered stories of national significance, including a tragic teen bullying case, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ perspective on 2010, and the Indianapolis Colts’ journey to Super Bowl XLIV.

I credit my four years at WTVJ, the NBC station in Miami, as the catalyst for my passion for storytelling. In Miami, I reported on hurricane seasons, conflicts in Haiti and Cuba, including Fidel Castro’s illness and the power transition in Cuba. I covered the 2008 presidential campaign, the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the untimely passing of Anna Nicole Smith.

My success extended to WSFL, the CW affiliate in Miami, FL, where I contributed to the inaugural morning program, “The Morning Show,” and anchored news headlines.

My broadcast journalism career began in 2002 in New York, where I worked behind the scenes at Fox News Channel on At Large with Geraldo Rivera and The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby. Two years later, I transitioned into a reporter and occasional anchor role at KGET, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California.

My journey into television began at the young age of 14 as a “Posse Member” on Black Entertainment Television (BET) talk show Teen Summit, based in Washington, D.C. At BET, I had the privilege of appearing in Kaiser Permanente’s national “Rap-It-Up” public service announcement, which focused on HIV and AIDS awareness.

I take great pride in my volunteer work with several organizations, including the Miss America Organization, NAACP, and Habitat for Humanity. Before diving into the news world, I dedicated over a decade to playing classical piano, two years to the violin, and three years to the Alto B saxophone, reflecting my deep love for music. I also had the pleasure of performing with the DC Youth Ensemble, based at The Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

My biggest source of inspiration is my mother, whom I consider my best friend. I’m a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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