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Target 5/General Assignment Reporter
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Lisa Parker joined NBC 5 Chicago as a reporter for the station's consumer unit in January 1996. Lisa brings a depth and dimension to her award winning consumer reporting and viewers get a real benefit from the stories she reports. After only a few short months at NBC 5, Parker's series "Blind Danger," about the dangers of lead in household blinds won a Chicago Emmy Award. As a result of this series, parents across the nation were warned and the industry changed its practices. Imported vinyl mini-binds are now sold in a non-leaded version. At the 1998/99 Associated Press Awards, Parker took first place honors in the "Best Continuing Series" category for her stories on a toxic substance in teething toys for babies.
Parker came to NBC 5 Chicago from WAVY-TV, the NBC station in Norfolk, Virginia, where she was a weekend anchor and consumer reporter since 1993. During her regular consumer-assistance segment "10-On-Your-Side," Parker was responsible for investigating consumer complaints and enterprising stories. From 1992-93 Parker also produced a special consumer segment for WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She also worked as a general assignment reporter and substitute anchor.
Parker began her career in broadcasting as a part-time camera operator and producer in Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Parker speaks fluent Spanish. She is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Parker and husband David Weisman, live in Chicago.