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Lisa Hughes

WBZ-TV's Lisa HughesAward-winning journalist Lisa Hughes is a news anchor for WBZ-TV News weekdays at 5PM and 11PM with co-anchor David Wade. Hughes joined the station in June 2000 after working as a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the CBS-TV Station Group’s satellite news service.

Lisa has covered just about every major news event in New England, and she has had the pleasure of interviewing many of the area’s newsmakers.

Before joining CBS, Hughes worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington beginning in 1995. She was a main anchor and reporter for KBCI-TV in Boise, Idaho from 1992-1994, and was an anchor and reporter for KCBY-TV in Coos Bay, Oregon from 1991-1992.

Among her many honors for her work in journalism, in 2014 Hughes received both a Columbia DuPont Award as well as a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award as part of WBZ-TV’s team coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings. In 2008 Lisa received an Emmy Award for On-Camera Talent Reporter. In 2007, Lisa won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her at-home interviews with the candidates running for governor. Lisa was an Emmy Award nominee in 2000 for News Anchoring and received an Emmy Award for Hard News Story in 1996.

In her first year with WBZ-TV, Hughes was named Best Newcomer in TV News by Boston Magazine and Best News Anchor by the Improper Bostonian. Hughes was honored by the Idaho Press Club for Best Live Shot in 1994, and Best Live Shot and Best Series in 1993. The Idaho State Broadcasters Association also recognized Hughes for Best News Story in 1993-1994.

In addition to her work at the station, Lisa is also involved in a number of community organizations and charities. She is on the board of First Literacy (formerly the Boston Adult Literacy Fund) and often partners with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s office for Read Boston events. She has contributed to events to support of the tremendous work of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the Perkins School for the Blind, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Horizons for Homeless Children and more.

Additionally, as part of WBZ-TV’s partnership with Children’s Hospital Boston, Lisa worked with the hospital on stories, events, and fundraisers throughout the year.

Born in Moscow, Idaho, Hughes received a bachelor of arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She currently resides in the Boston area with her husband, Mike, and their daughter Riley and son Dylan.

Boston’s WBZ-TV is owned and operated by CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

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Boston Arts Academy Prepares For Marathon

There’s another B.A.A. of the Boston Marathon, and they too are gearing up for Monday’s 117th running of the world famous race.

04/11/2013

Boston Mayor Tom Menino on the phone with President Barack Obama. (Photo from Peter Casey)

Mayor Menino’s Emotional Day Ends With Call From President Obama

Seventeen hours after his emotional day started, Mayor Menino was still going, getting words of thanks from President Obama and singing the city’s praises.

03/29/2013

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Peabody Woman Meets Bone Marrow Donor Who Saved Her Life

A bone marrow recipient and the donor who saved her life met today, and there were tears all around. Anita Cutler from Peabody was in desperate shape a year ago suffering from Leukemia.

03/26/2013

Lisa Hughes in St. Peter's Square. (Photo by Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Witnessing History At The Vatican

Pope Francis I is beginning the first day of his new life as the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

03/14/2013

Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Reporting From Rome: No One Surprised To See Black Smoke

There weren’t big crowds in St. Peter’s Square today largely because the weather was dreadful.

03/12/2013

David Clohessy of SNAP

Sex Abuse Victims’ Group Says Cardinal O’Malley Has Not Done Enough

While Cardinal Sean is often applauded as a reformer after the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, SNAP put him on its “dirty dozen” list of possible popes, accusing him of withholding the names of some abusive priests.

03/11/2013

WBZ-TV's Aaron Strader working in Vatican City. (Credit: WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes)

Reporting From Rome: Cardinals Hold Final Meetings Ahead Of Tuesday Conclave

Cardinals held their final meetings this morning. One hundred fifty two cardinals were present, 28 spoke.

03/11/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrating Sunday Mass. (Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Makes Last Public Appearance Before Conclave

If Roman waiters and cab drivers are any indication, Cardinal Sean has the popular vote.

03/10/2013

A WBZ-TV video camera takes aim at the crowds outside St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Speculation Rampant Among Media

In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.

03/09/2013

St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Americans Have Already Made History

As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.

03/08/2013

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