Lisa Reyes is a reporter/anchor for News 12 Westchester and News 12 Hudson Valley. A proud Puerto Rican and native New Yorker, from right here in the Hudson Valley, Reyes is thrilled to be reporting in the area she grew up.
Reyes is a general assignment reporter with many of her local stories extending beyond the coverage area. She has traveled to Washington D.C. to cover Westchester County’s inaugural Honor Flight with 75 World War II veterans on board. She also traveled to Indiana, tracking the case of a missing Edgemont college student. Her coverage of the World Series in Philadelphia earned her a New York Emmy Award for sports series and a first place New York Associated Press Award for Best Sports Coverage.
Reyes has also been honored with a New York Associated Press Award for General Excellence of Individual Reporting, for her coverage of a the tragic impact the earthquake in Haiti had on a Somers family who lost their daughter. She has also received journalistic recognition by the New York Press Club and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Reyes is also very involved in the community, serving as the Master of Ceremonies for various events including the American Red Cross, Operation Santa Claus and the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women. Named the Rising Star of the Yonkers Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade, Reyes marched along Broadway in Yonkers alongside the News 12 live truck. She was also given the honor to serve as commencement speaker or Rockland Community College in Suffern, where she earned her associate’s degree.
Reyes joined News 12 in November 2008 from News 14 Carolina, Time-Warner Cable’s 24 hour station in Charlotte. She began as a morning reporter and was promoted to weekend morning anchor, becoming the station first Hispanic anchor.
Reyes began her reporting career in Roswell, New Mexico. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University.