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Tisha Lewis Biography

 

 
 

Tisha Lewis received the perfect welcome to Chicago - the Blizzard of 2011!  She can be seen daily on Fox Chicago News.  Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Northern Virginia but is excited to call Chicago home!  She is passionate about education, mentorship and volunteerism and her extensive experience provides a unique opportunity for Kennedy-King’s aspiring broadcasters.

Since arriving in Chicago, she co-founded Sisters Peak, a youth development program designed to help female students climb to their peak of success and achievement.

Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Spanish from Virginia Tech.  She also earned a Certificate in Spanish from the International University in Cuernavaca, Morelos in Mexico.

Prior to joining Fox Chicago News, Lewis was an Anchor and Reporter at WXIN, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana.  While there she covered stories that made national headlines including a deadly teen bullying case, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels' take on 2010 and the Indianapolis Colts’ road to Super Bowl XLIV.  She also served as an Executive Board Member and Secretary for the Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists.

Lewis credits her three years as a Reporter and Fill-in Anchor at WTVJ, the NBC affiliate in Miami, Florida, as the catalyst for her passion to tell a good story. While there she covered hurricane season, conflicts in Haiti and Cuba, including the transition of power when Dictator Fidel Castro fell ill, the 2008 presidential campaign and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.  While at WTVJ, she also contributed reports to MSNBC.  Lewis also worked at WSFL, the CW affiliate in South Florida, where she joined its flagship morning program, “The Morning Show” and anchored news headlines.

Lewis began her career in Harlem, New York, in 2002, working behind the scenes at Fox News Channel on “At Large with Geraldo Rivera” and “The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby.”  Two years later, she became a Reporter and Fill-In Anchor at KGET, the NBC station in Bakersfield, California. 

Her first taste of television was at 14 years old as a “Posse Member” on Black Entertainment Television's "Teen Summit,” a nationally acclaimed teen talk show focusing on adolescent issues.

Lewis has volunteered with Chicago Public Schools, Miss America Organization, NAACP, Habitat for Humanity, Black Pilots of America and appeared in Kaiser Permanente's "Rap-It-Up" public service announcement, which focused on HIV and AIDS awareness.  She is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences.

 

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