Wrapping It Up in the Natty


After 30 years, WLWT Anchor Lisa Cooney will anchor her last newscast this morning.

Cooney was hired by WLWT in December of 1988 as a part-time writer. She rose through the ranks to become a Reporter, and morning and evening Anchor.

Since 2004, Cooney has been a familiar face in the morning, anchoring WLWT News 5 Today, Cincinnati’s most watched morning newscast.

“It’s hard to describe what Lisa has meant to WLWT,” said WLWT President & 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,” Frantz added.

In announcing her retirement, Cooney 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.”

“Lisa’s experience and hometown knowledge has guided viewers through so many of Cincinnati’s biggest news stories,” said WLWT News Director Jeff Benscoter. “Working a morning news shift can be very demanding, yet it’s something she did for most of her three decades at WLWT. It truly speaks to her passion for journalism, and her commitment to the people we serve every day.”