Jul 26, 2012 11:54 PM by David Ortiviz

Coworkers say farewell to Lisa Lyden

It takes dozens of people to get our newscasts on the air every day and your friends behind the camera and in front wanted a chance to let Lisa know how much she'll be missed. When we asked the staff here at News 5 to describe Lisa's personality, we found a common theme. The Lisa, we've come to know and love if full of energy. She's made us laugh and filled our stomachs with cookies, but you've also been a leader making our news so successful over the past three decades. Although it's not goodbye forever the staff wanted to say thanks for the memories.

"Lisa Lyden is synonymous with local television," said David Arduini.

"We were just kids when we started working here at News 5," said Mike Daniels.

"Lisa's heart has always been in the right place," said Amy Smith.


"Lisa likes to sneeze when she's on the set," said Smith. "We could make an entire video of her sneezing," she added.

"She's just a fun, upbeat person to be around," said Daniels.

"Rob will not miss this," said Lisa Lyden. "Hairspray. Do you have to spray the hairspray right now?"
"There could be a lawsuit," said Rob Quirk.
"It's a necessary evil," said Lisa and Rob in unison.


"One word that describes Lisa. Heart," said Joe Bevans.

"Driven," said Smith.

"Compassionate," said David Ortiviz.

"Hard-working," said Stefanie Boe.

"Cookies," said Paul Kavanaugh.

"Energetic," said Sam Butkovich.

"Energetic," said Matt Stafford.

"Pure energy," said Bill Folsom.

"Legend-ary," said Jordan Mason.


"Lisa you will be missed," said Smith.

"It's been such an honor to work with her," said Arduini. "You love everybody you work with and you love what you do and we love you in return."

"We're going to miss you so much here at the station," said Mason.

"Lisa has been a huge help to me and all the other reporters," said Stafford.

"It was nice to report on you, it was great working with you. Good luck," said Kavanaugh.

"She's definitely the most caring anchor I've ever worked with. Somebody who genuinely cares about everybody on the staff and I'm going to miss that friendship," said Boe.

"You've been a role model, a mentor, but most importantly, a true friend," said Ortiviz.

"It's not going to be the same without you Lisa after 28 years of being friends and coworkers. Good luck with the rest of your life, you'll always be my friend," said Bevans.

"People consistently ask me, is she really that nice, let me just say, every other month she brings in the best chocolate chip cookies and I can say Lisa is also the best," said Folsom.

"Thanks Lisa for all you've done," said Quirk.

"We're going to miss you so much," said Daniels.



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