Lisa Sylvester, WPXI-TV

Lisa Sylvester

Lisa Sylvester co-anchors Channel 11 News at 6 p.m., Channel 11 News on Fox 53 at 10 p.m. and Channel 11 News 11 at 11.

Sylvester comes to WPXI from CNN, where she worked since 2004. There, she served as a cut-in news anchor and correspondent for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, as well as a Washington-based correspondent for Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Sylvester also spent four years working at ABC, where she served as a Washington, D.C., general correspondent and a correspondent for the network's Weekend News.

Earlier in her career, Sylvester worked as a reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis and WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois. She also served as a reporter for WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, where in 1997 she won an Emmy and an Associated Press award for a report on "Tornado Survival."

Sylvester has received multiple awards throughout her career, including the 2004 Business Emmy Award for the "Exporting America" series. She also played a key role in the coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which earned the network a Peabody Award in 2002 and an Emmy award in 2001.

Sylvester earned a degree in international economics from Georgetown University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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