Lisa Lyden returned to the News 5 anchor desk in October 2013, after a one-year absence, during which she was able to give her full attention to her mother who was struggling with health issues at the time. She is the longest-tenured anchor in Southern Colorado (30 years!) and is delighted to be back with her News 5 family and the viewers she missed so much.
The transition back has been a smooth one and Lisa enjoys the anchor trio that's now in place between herself, Jennifer Horbelt and Rob Quirk. She's enjoying getting back into the routine and is happy to be back as part of a news team that's been recognized as Colorado Broadcasters Association "Best Newscast" over a dozen times during her tenure.
Lisa is an Emmy Award winner and has also been selected as the Colorado Broadcaster's "Citizen of the Year" for her community service. She is very involved in the fight against breast cancer in Southern Colorado. She's served as honorary co-chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and serves as Master of Ceremonies at race activities each year. Lisa is also very involved with the Local Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Colorado Springs Women's Chamber, and the American Cancer Society. She received the "Sword of Hope" award in 2003 from the American Cancer Society. In addition, Lisa has degrees in both Journalism and Business .
She loves Southern Colorado and enjoys giving back to her community. When not covering news on television, she loves spending time golfing, skiing, biking, roller-blading and singing.
You can see Lisa, Rob, and Jennifer weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30, and 10 on News 5.