Lisa Stark has more than three decades of experience in television news, and has received numerous awards, including two national Emmys as well as a George Foster Peabody Award and Alfred DuPont Award.
Formerly of ABC News and Al Jazeera America, Lisa Stark is now a broadcast correspondent for Education Week, an American national newspaper covering K–12 education. Here, Stark contributes to the publication’s video platform and to PBS NewsHour for its ongoing partnership with Education Week. Her work for the PBS NewsHour includes stories on homeless students, school vouchers, the opioid crisis and its impact on schools, teacher preparation for urban schools and school violence.
Stark joined ABC News in 1993 and reported extensively on federal agencies, covering the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, The Department of Transportation and The Transportation Security Administration, as well as other regulatory agencies. Stark covered the bombing in Oklahoma City, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prior to joining ABC News, Stark was a reporter and substitute anchor for KGO-TV, the ABC owned-and-operated station in San Francisco. She reported extensively on AIDS and politics and from Capitol Hill during the Persian Gulf War.
She began her broadcasting career in Oregon, anchoring newscasts and reporting for numerous radio and TV stations. Stark graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where she was news director of KALX-FM, the campus radio station.