Lisa Desjardins Biography
Lisa Desjardins is a well-known journalist, correspondent, and television news anchor who has made a name for herself in the world of journalism. She has since 2018 reported on five U.S. presidential elections.
Lisa Desjardins Age
Desjardins was born on January 29th, 1972, which makes her 51 years of age. She observes her birthday on the 29th of January each year.
Lisa Desjardins Education
In the period between 1990 and 1994, Lisa Desjardins enrolled at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics upon graduation. Following this, Desjardins pursued Russian studies and language at Herzen University in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 1996, she joined Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and earned a Master of Science degree in Journalism.
Lisa Desjardins Family
Desjardins was born in 1971 and spent most of her childhood in Hawaii. Her father was a retired Navy officer, and her mother was a teacher. Lisa has three siblings. Aside from this, she has not disclosed any further information about her family.
Lisa Desjardins Husband/Marriage
Since 2007, Desjardins is married to her husband, Jason Desjardins, and they have two children together. In her free time, Desjardins enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Lisa Desjardins Children
Together with her husband, she has two children.
Lisa Desjardins Height
On average, Lisa is 5 feet and 3 inches tall.
Lisa Desjardins Career
Desjardins began her career in journalism as a local news reporter in Hawaii. She then worked for a number of news outlets, including the Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly, and CNN. Desjardins joined CNN in 2005 and worked as a correspondent for the network, covering a wide range of stories, including politics, national security, and international affairs.
After several years at CNN, Desjardins left the network to join PBS NewsHour, where she currently serves as a correspondent and special correspondent. She has covered numerous important stories for PBS NewsHour, including the 2016 presidential election and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Awards and Achievements
Desjardins has received numerous awards for her work in journalism, including a Peabody Award for her coverage of the 2018 midterm elections. She has also been recognized for her reporting on the Affordable Care Act and the Benghazi attacks.
Lisa Desjardins CNN
Desjardins served as the Congress correspondent for CNN Radio and also reported for CNN.com and CNN’s news channel on occasion. When CNN Radio was discontinued in June 2013, she was transferred to CNN’s Washington Bureau where she worked as a Capitol Hill reporter. Desjardins was part of the CNN team that covered the 2008 presidential primaries, which earned the network a Peabody Award for its outstanding coverage.
In her role at CNN Radio, Desjardins reported on the 2010 Haiti earthquake and her coverage received a Sigma Delta Chi Award. During her tenure at CNN, she co-authored a personal finance book with Rick Emerson called “Zombie Economics: A Guide to Personal Finance”. The book was published by Avery Publishing in May 2011. In addition to her reporting, Desjardins chaired the annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association in June 2014.
Unfortunately, Desjardins was laid off by CNN in August 2014. However, on her last day, she posted a video on YouTube in which she talked about her time at CNN and her departure, and the video has since been viewed over 350,000 times.
Lisa Desjardin’s PBS
After leaving CNN, Lisa joined the PBS NewsHour team as a politics reporter in October 2014. In July 2015, she was promoted to the role of “political director”. Her job involves appearing on camera, both from the studio and the Capitol Building, as well as writing articles for the NewsHour’s website.
Lisa Desjardins Net Worth
Desjardins has a net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million dollars.