WLWT’s Lisa Cooney Is Retiring After 30 Years

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

She rose up the ranks at WLWT from part-time writer to main anchor.

Now, Lisa Cooney will retire after 30 years at the Hearst-oowned NBC affiliate in Cincinnati.

“It’s hard to describe what Lisa has meant to WLWT,” said WLWT president and general manager Branden Frantz. “Her tireless work for more than three decades is a lasting tribute to the commitment she’s made to the people and communities we serve.”


Conney said, “It’s been an honor and privilege to work in a job that I’ve loved so much in my hometown. I will always be grateful to the wonderful people of Cincinnati, to WLWT, and to my managers and co-workers here at the television station.”

As a reporter, she covered major stories including the 1993 Lucasville prison riot, staying on-site for 11 days.

She was briefly off the air in early 2001 while undergoing surgery to donate a kidney to a family friend.

Her last day will be in April.