Lisa Weismann

Lisa Weismann

Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

WICU/WSEE; Erie, Pennsylvania - News Reporter/Anchor

News Philosophy:

Being entrusted with the public's confidence is an immense undertaking. Journalists must always remain thoughtful and responsible.

Education:

Penn State University - Journalism

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Family:

My parents live in Pittsburgh. I have three sisters (all in finance!) spread throughout the Northeast.

Hobbies & Interests:

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, testing out new restaurants and volunteer “wish-granting” with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I love being a tourist in my own town!

Favorite Books:

Any book by Dan Brown or The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

From the beaches to the buildings, I love the beautiful cityscape (and the history behind it all!). You also can't beat making your home in a place that's so attractive to family and friends -- that means more visits from home!

Most Interesting Assignment:

After being placed for adoption in 1959, a Georgetown woman was able to track down her birth mother. I had the honor of sharing their story, and witnessing their long-awaited reunification at the Charleston International Airport.

Education:

  • Penn State University - Journalism

Recent Articles by Lisa

  Fate of former officer’s sentence now in hands of federal judge

Michael Slager wants 20-year sentence reduced, claiming ineffective counsel

  Johns Island family terrorized by 2018 assault, kidnapping settles lawsuit with law enforcement agencies

  Local group sees ‘positive trend’ of reduced jailing in Charleston County

  N. Charleston Mayor: Idleness from pandemic partly to blame for recent violence

  Live 5 Scambusters: Isolation of pandemic creates void for scammers

  Administration fee may be tacked on to ‘free’ COVID-19 vaccine

VACCINE Q&A: What about homebound people who want the vaccine?

VACCINE Q&A: At first-come, first-served sites, how will the second vaccination be handled?

  Live 5 Scambusters: Stimulus payment scams deemed ‘common’

  Live 5 Scambusters: Never pay to ‘jump the line’ for coronavirus vaccines

  Counties to get COVID vaccines based on their population

VACCINE Q&A: If I am participating in a clinical trial, should I sign up to get the vaccine?

VACCINE Q&A: Should I still sign up to get the vaccine, if I have a serious allergy?

  Bill calls for banning incapacitations of S.C. criminal suspects with ketamine

  Pre-existing conditions pose particular danger for COVID-19 patients

  Family wants law strengthened after son killed by runaway utility trailer

  Charleston city councilman removed from committee following downtown rally

  Five months following deadly wreck, injured deputy eyes a return to work

  Lowcountry companies deal with employee coronavirus cases

  Hope for the Holidays campaign gets big gift in fight against hunger

  Lowcountry school districts may start getting rapid tests for students this week

  Johns Island restaurant to fight big fine for violating mask ordinance

  Summerville woman meets son’s lung recipient for the first time

  After Lowcountry man’s death, Live 5 investigates increase in local ketamine usage

  Red Cross hosts blood drive in Berkeley Co. building with offices shut down due to COVID-19 cases

  Former CFO claims Berkeley County EMS bilked Medicare

  Dorchester District 2 to hold virtual classes on Election Day

Former CSU baseball player gets pay-out from the state

  State’s Insurance Reserve Fund paying $240k in suit against Department of Juvenile Justice