ABC 7 News at 5 & 6 and 10 anchor Lisa Schmidt is bursting with Panhandle Spirit. She grew up in Canyon, graduated from CHS, received her broadcasting degree from West Texas A&M University and started working part-time at the Pyramid of Power while still a student!
As a student, she made her first appearance on KVII in 1999 serving as a spokesperson for "The WB at WT" a series of commercial spoofs promoting the university. That taste of television had her hooked and once she graduated, Lisa joined ABC 7 Amarillo fulltime.
Since then, she's worked her way from one end of the station to the other--producing, reporting, anchoring, and even working behind the scenes as Creative Director. You may remember her feature segments "Neighbors" where every week she threw a dart at a map of Amarillo and within that vicinity found an interesting person to feature and "One Tank Trips" where on a tank of gas she hit the road featuring fun travel destinations across our area.
Lisa now anchors and reports on life as a parent in her special segment "The Practicing Parent." She's been practicing it since 2011, when she and her husband welcomed a precious baby boy into their lives and then their daughter in 2013.
Lisa is proud to serve as a board member of the National MS Society and works hard raising money to bring us closer to a world free of MS. Additionally, she helps to critique the student-run newscast at her alma-mater, WT, where she was the first woman inducted into the university's Communication Hall of Fame.