Lisa Guerrero, an award-winning journalist, was named chief investigative correspondent in August 2010. Guerrero joined INSIDE EDITION as a West Coast correspondent in June 2006.
Most recently, in 2015, Guerrero received a Clarion Award for her report “Turning Tables on Cat Callers.” In 2014, Guerrero received an Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) in the“Exceptional News Story Category”for her investigation on “Justice for Juliette,”as well as a Clarion Award for her report on “Justice for Baby Alissa” in the “Best National News Category.” Guerrero’s “Justice for Juliette” investigation helped lead to the capture and conviction (80 years – life) of Dustin Chauncey, who was charged with intentional abuse resulting in death. Newsweek featured Guerrero’s work to help convict Chauncey in an article titled, “How ‘Inside Edition’ Helped Get Justice for a Murdered Toddler.” Also in 2014, Guerrero received a second-place National Headliner Award in the “Best National Investigative Report” category for her report on “Crime Scene Clean-Up.”
In 2012, Guerrero was honored with a National Headliner Award when INSIDE EDITION placed first in the category of “Broadcast Television, Networks, Cable Networks and Syndicators for Business and Consumer Reporting” for her investigation on “Power Bracelets.” Guerrero was also among the 2012 National Press Club Journalism Contest honorees, receiving an honorable mention for her investigative work in two separate categories. In the “Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting” category, Guerrero received an honorable mention for INSIDE EDITION’s series of reports on animal abuse, including investigations on animal hoarding and the exotic animal trade. Likewise, Guerrero received an honorable mention in the “Consumer Journalism Broadcast” category for INSIDE EDITION’s investigation on power bracelets. In 2011, she received a National Headliner Award when INSIDE EDITION won first place for her investigation on “Air Duct Scams.”
As in past seasons, Guerrero was in high demand by numerous media outlets to provide her perspective on news and current events. In June 2013, she was a guest co-host on “The View.”
Before joining INSIDE EDITION, Guerrero was best known as a sportscaster for 14 years including a 2003 stint as the sideline reporter for “Monday Night Football” and as co-host of “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Network. 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. She also had a cameo playing a tough sports reporter in the Oscar nominated film, Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt.
Previously, Guerrero co-hosted VH1’s quiz show, “The 2006 World Series of Pop Culture,” produced in association with Entertainment Weekly magazine, and served as host of the weekend edition of “Extra.” She also traveled to Egypt with anchor Hugh Downs as the reporter for the Fox special “Live From Egypt: Opening the Tombs of the Golden Mummies.”
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.
In 1997, Guerrero became the weekend sports reporter at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles and went on to work as a sports reporter at Fox’s KTTV in Los Angeles. At Fox Sports Net, Guerrero anchored the “Southern California Sports Report” and the “Rocky Mountain Sports Report.” She co-hosted “Sports Geniuses” and was a ringside reporter for “Toughman” before landing on “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” as the update anchor.
Guerrero began her career as a co-host on a sports show on Sports Channel New England (now Fox Sports New England).
The Los Angeles Times once 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 2003. In October 2003, President Bush asked Guerrero to host the Hispanic Heritage Month banquet at The White House.
Guerrero is married to former World Series Champion pitcher, Scott Erickson, and they live in Los Angeles.
Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/4lisaguerrero. And, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/LisaGuerreroFanPage.