Lisa Stark

ABC News Correspondent
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Lisa Stark was named a correspondent for ABC News in 1994. In her current position she reports on a wide range of breaking news and lifestyle stories, with a particular emphasis on stories relevant to Baby Boomers.

In her previous assignment, Stark reported extensively on federal agencies, covering the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, The Department of Transportation and The Transportation Security Administration, as well as other regulatory agencies. She also covered the bombing in Oklahoma City, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the space shuttle Columbia disaster and the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Stark joined ABC News in 1993 as a Washington correspondent for “NewsOne,” ABC’s affiliate news service. In that capacity she reported on the Rodney King and O.J. Simpson trials, the Midwest floods, and the funerals of former President Richard Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Prior to joining ABC News, she was a reporter and substitute anchor for KGO-TV, the ABC owned-and-operated station in San Francisco. She joined KGO-TV in 1984 and reported extensively on AIDS and politics, covering international AIDS conferences and Democratic and Republican National Conventions. She reported from Capitol Hill during the Persian Gulf War, co-hosted a weekly interview program, and was the substitute host for KGO-TV’s morning talk show.

Before joining KGO-TV, Stark was anchor/reporter for ABC affiliates KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon and KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon. At KATU-TV she was responsible for all political and Presidential election coverage, and she anchored both the 6:30 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. At KEZI-TV she anchored the 5:30 p.m. news and covered breaking stories, including the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

She began her broadcasting career as a reporter/researcher at National Public Radio in Washington, DC. She was news director at KALX-FM, the University of California at Berkeley radio station, and subsequently held reporting jobs at KNBR/KYUU radio in San Francisco, KGAY in Salem, Oregon and KQFM in Portland, Oregon.

Stark has been awarded two Emmys, a Peabody and a duPont Award for her work.

A valedictorian and Phi Beta Kappa graduate in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978, she currently resides in Maryland.