Lisa Hughes

WBZ-TV's Lisa Hughes

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Award-winning journalist Lisa Hughes is a news anchor for WBZ-TV News weekdays at 5PM, 6PM 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.

Music Teacher Hits The Road Hoping To Find A Kidney Donor

Catherine Boger has written a song about her need for a kidney transplant and being stuck on a transplant waiting list.

08/10/2018

David Ortiz Surprises Kids At Camp Harbor View

It was a summer camp surprise like no other when Big Papi visited Camp Harbor View, inspiring and encouraging the young people there.

08/02/2018

Pan-Mass Challenge Becomes A Family Tradition For ‘Team Bishop’

For the Bishops, the Pan-Mass Challenge has become a tradition that involves the whole family.

07/31/2018

‘Furnishing Hope’: Hudson Furniture Bank Helps Families In Need

The Fresh Start Furniture Bank in Hudson helps hundreds of families every year, and you may be surprised to learn that even with a so-called good economy, the need is growing.

07/26/2018

Local Girls Hockey Team Getting Ready To Play Against Boys In China

The girls on the Assabet Valley All-Stars are young – 10, 11 and 12, but they’re about to take, what could be, the trip of a lifetime.

07/18/2018

Team Boston Fire Bikes PMC For Fellow Firefighters

The Pan-Mass Challenge is personal for Boston firefighters because their profession puts them at a higher risk of cancer.

07/17/2018

Harpist Calms Nerves At Fall River Hospital

It’s a beautiful moment of calm at a time when many people are anything but, and it’s a soothing sound when many people are looking for relief.

07/13/2018

Greenway Experiment Lets Employees ‘Be An Outsider At Work’

There is an experiment going on in Boston dedicated to getting workers outside.

07/11/2018

Ant Bicycle Working With Swampscott To Combat Discarded Bike Problem

The town of Swampscott and the Cambridge based bike share company, Ant Bicycle, are working to solve the growing problem of discarded bikes.

07/06/2018

Boston Police Officers Impressive In ‘Cop Pool Karaoke’ Video

Two Boston Police officers put a new spin on carpool karaoke!

07/02/2018

Cathedral Of The Holy Cross Undergoes First Renovation In 150 Years

After 150 years the Cathedral of the Holy Cross is getting much needed repairs, and a shift into the 21st century.

06/20/2018

Summer Of Savings: Deals For Dad, Soccer & A Solstice Celebration

In this week’s Summer of Savings, we are featuring deals for dads, celebrating the start of summer and kicking off the World Cup.

06/15/2018

Students Surprised With National Award For Helping Others Navigate School

Three Medford High School students got the surprise of their lives Tuesday all because of a unique project they created.

06/12/2018

Looking Back On 70 Years Of WBZ And Those Who Made It Possible

From our first broadcast in 1948, to the stories we cover today, WBZ-TV has been an important part of New England.

06/07/2018

Classmates Celebrate 75th High School Reunion

It’s the 75th reunion for the class of 1943 at St. Bernard’s Catholic High School in Fitchburg.

06/06/2018

Girl Writes Book For Her Little Brother With Autism

A Braintree second grader is so devoted to her little brother she wrote him a book.

05/31/2018

Strategy, Innovation, Intention Help Improve Race Relations In Boston

Leaders working to improve opportunities for people of color in Boston say strategy, innovation and intention are three keys to success.

05/24/2018

Boston’s More Diverse, But Racial And Opportunity Gaps Still Exist

When WBZ-TV went on the air 70 years ago, Boston was 94-percent white and 5-percent black. Now it’s 47-percent white, 22-percent black.

05/24/2018

Bike Share Battle Brewing In Boston Area

There’s a turf war brewing between bike sharing companies in our area.

05/18/2018

Workplace Mentoring Program Helps Kids, Improves Office Morale

Twice a month, the bright, inviting office space at Allen & Gerritsen gets an extra shot of energy thanks to a dozen girls from Charlestown.

05/11/2018

New Bedford City Councilors Upset Over ‘Spiked’ Cobblestone Median

What looks on the surface like a simple way to keep people and panhandlers off a median strip has turned into a controversy in New Bedford.

05/01/2018

After Beating Cancer As A Toddler, Matt Maypother Running Boston Marathon To Benefit Dana Farber

Matt Maypother’s first Boston Marathon will be a celebration of his life as a cancer survivor and a tribute to his father and other loved ones who have died from the disease.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–04/10/2018

Girl’s Artwork Brightens The Days Of Patients At Boston Children’s Hospital

A 12-year-old girl’s artwork has brightened the days of patients at Boston Children’s Hospital.

04/03/2018

Family Of Girl Battling Cancer Surprised With New Car

A Brockton family with a little girl who’s battling cancer got a huge surprise from a local car dealer.

03/30/2018

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Create Global Healing Charity

For the first time, trauma survivors and victim’s families will come together to launch a new global charity on Thursday.

03/28/2018

Boston Marathon Race Director Encourages Kids To ‘Dream Big’

Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray has released his first children’s book “Dream Big.”

03/20/2018

Man Paralyzed 3 Times Ready To Walk Boston Marathon

While many will try to run the Boston Marathon as fast as they can next month, Thomas Smith will be walking the 26.2 mile route.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–03/20/2018

Elite American Women Confident They Can End Boston Marathon Victory Drought

An American woman hasn’t won the Boston Marathon since 1985, but there’s a confidence within this year’s elite runners that the 33-year drought will come to an end on April 16.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–03/19/2018

Storm Fatigue: Nor’easters Taking Toll On Mass. Residents

There are flooded basements, no electricity, downed trees and no school.

03/12/2018

Blind Woman Raising Money For High Tech Glasses

A Marlboro woman who is legally blind, now has hope that she’ll be able to see again.

01/19/2018

BU Biolab Prepares To Study Deadly Viruses After Decade Of Controversy

They will study some of the most deadly viruses in the world and the lab is in a densely populated Boston neighborhood.

01/09/2018

Officers, EMTs Deliver Baby Girl Outside Police Station

There was a surprise, holiday delivery Thursday in a car outside a Boston Police station.

12/21/2017

Boston Hospital Brings Holiday Cheer To Families In NICU

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center it was a day to make memories and for the parents of their youngest patients, a much appreciated break.

12/19/2017

Tea From Around The Country To Be Part Of Boston Tea Party Reenactment

People from around the country sent in tea that will be part of the anniversary, including a local woman with an ancestor who was there.

12/15/2017

Flanagan Says Americans Can ‘Dream Bigger’ After Her NYC Marathon Win

Flanagan is the headliner on John Hancock’s elite American team for the 2018 Boston Marathon; arguably, the best American field assembled since Hancock became the race’s principal sponsor in 1986.

12/12/2017

Pearl Harbor Survivor Honors Victims On 76th Anniversary

Freeman Johnson of Waltham was 21 years old in 1941. He survived the attack, and served in the Pacific for the rest of the war.

12/07/2017

Love Of Dance Helps Girl With Rare Syndrome Go Home For The Holidays

After nearly four months of intense therapy at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, a girl with an extremely rare syndrome is going home for the holidays.

11/20/2017

Bob’s Turkey Farm Ready For Another Thanksgiving

After a devastating fire almost put them out of business last year, Bob’s Turkey Farm in Lancaster is having a great Thanksgiving season.

11/14/2017

Norwell Craft Store Going Out Of Business After 70 Years

The Garden Craft Center in Norwell is closing for good after 70 years of serving customers.

11/09/2017

‘Nothing Short Of Miraculous’: Veteran Reunites With Doctors Who Saved His Life

An injured veteran was reunited with the doctors who saved him nine years ago.

11/02/2017

House Dating Back To Salem Witch Trials To Be Fully Restored

Sarah Clayes was convicted of witchcraft in 1692. Now her house in Framingham is under renovation.

10/30/2017

Pediatricians’ Counseling Hopes To End Teen Opioid Addiction Before It Starts

To prevent and treat drug-use in kids there is now a first-of-its-kind program tackling the issue right at the pediatrician’s office.

10/24/2017

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