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News 12's Lisa LaRocca grew up in Westchester and is still proud to call it home.
For years, Lisa has been helping folks across the Hudson Valley get all the news they need to start their day on The Morning Edition.
Before joining News 12, Lisa worked behind-the-scenes for a number of nationally syndicated programs, including "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."
Lisa's move in front of the camera as a reporter and anchor took her to WPDE, an ABC affiliate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Three years later, she joined our sister station News 12 Long Island as a reporter. Lisa then moved back home to become a reporter and anchor for News 12 Westchester.
Since then, she has reported on major breaking events, provided health reports on the latest medical procedures, and of course viewers can always count on Lisa to stand outside during snow and rain storms for hours to give updates on severe weather conditions.
Lisa has received numerous awards for her work. She is a New York Emmy award winner and Associated Press award winner. She has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Chapter of Black Journalists and she has also received numerous awards and honors from various Westchester organizations for her work in the community.
Lisa gives her time to many community groups. For the last several years, she has served as Master of Ceremonies for the annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk ,The Walk to Cure Pancreatic Cancer, as well as the annual tree lighting ceremony for Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, Inc.
Lisa also visits numerous Westchester schools each year to speak with students about working in Television and has participated in the annual Read Across America Day for many years.
Although Lisa grew up in the town of Harrison and is a proud former Harrison High School Cheerleader, her elementary school years were spent at the William E. Cottle School in Tuckahoe where her late father Dr. Anthony J. LaRocca served as principal for more than 20 years, and the school auditorium is now dedicated in his name.
Lisa received her college degree at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Lisa currently lives in her hometown of Harrison with her husband, John Martin and their dog, Maxwell.
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