Lisa Guerrero is one of sports and news most recognizable names. She is an award winning journalist, who was named Inside Edition’s Chief Investigative Correspondent in August 2010. Previously, she had been the West Coast Correspondent since June 2006. Guerrero’s hard-hitting investigative reports for Inside Edition have been cited for numerous awards. Most recently, she won the prestigious National Headliner Award in March 2011 for her hidden camera investigation into air duct cleaning scams. That same month, Guerrero was also honored with a nomination for a Genesis Award by The Humane Society of the United States for her investigation into illegal horse slaughter farms in South Florida.
In May 2010, as Inside Edition‘s Special Correspondent, Guerrero investigated former sex offenders who were working in the postal service and at hotel front desks. In March 2010, Guerrero was the first to speak in a televised interview with Jesse James’ former mistress Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, after reports surfaced that James cheated on his wife Sandra Bullock with McGee.
In 2009, Guerrero worked with Inside Edition to investigate hotel safety, and whether hotels were taking precautions to prevent incidents like the “Erin Andrews Scandal” from happening again. Guerrero also went undercover with Inside Edition and found ads on Craigslist offering women the chance to live in luxury New York City apartments rent-free in exchange for sex.
Previously she was best known as a sportscaster, including her 2003 stint as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Monday Night Football, and as a co-host and the update anchor for The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net from 2000-2002. Guerrero has covered some of the biggest events on television from the Academy Awards® and the Golden Globes, to the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals. She also covered the World and National Figure Skating Championships and hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade for ABC.
In 2002, Guerrero was the first reporter to question Barry Bonds on camera about his alleged steroid use, which he denied. Other broadcast highlights that garnered critical acclaim include her news-making interviews with such high-profile athletes as Shaquille O’Neal, Randy Johnson, Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Kobe Bryant, Mia Hamm and Alex Rodriguez.
The Los Angeles Times called her “the hardest working person in sports,” and the Hispanic Business Journal named her one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America. In October 2003, President Bush asked Guerrero to host the Hispanic Heritage Month banquet at The White House.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sat down with one of television’s most recognizable news breakers, Lisa Guerrero, to talk about becoming one of the most daring and innovative faces in the news business, how she transitioned from one of sport’s most recognizable reporters and personalities to an award winning investigative journalist for the #1 syndicated news program in America, how to succeed as a woman in a male dominated industry, posing for Playboy and what it did for her career, how she uses social media to break stories, and so much more!