Lisa D’Souza joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a reporter in February 2019. She is thrilled to call the Mile High City home.

Before moving to Colorado, Lisa worked as a reporter in Kansas City for four years. She also spent time reporting in Lawrence, Kansas and Westchester County, New York.

Lisa is passionate about the power of journalism and her favorite stories to tell are those that empower people improve their communities.

While in New York, Lisa reported on protests in Times Square during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict. Lisa also has a strong interest in city and state politics, and she has sat down for exclusive interviews with key leaders in both New York and Kansas. During the 2012 presidential election, her reporting gained national attention by PBS’ Washington Week.

Midwest raised, Lisa hails from Wichita, Kansas. She is a diehard Jayhawk, graduating from the University of Kansas. While attending KU, Lisa spent her summers interning at Viacom, learning all she could about the future of journalism.

In her free time, Lisa loves the outdoors; she is a novice climber, and enjoys skiing, hiking and camping with her three-year-old Labrador, Larry.

If you see Lisa around, please stop and say hi!

You can email Lisa at lisa.dsouza@kdvr.com.


Recent Articles
  • Denver police increasing traffic patrols near Denver schools

    DENVER, Colo.– Denver Public School students head back to school on Monday; an estimated 95,000 students. To help ensure the state’s biggest school district has a safe start to the new year, the Denver Police Department says it will be increasing patrols in school zones. “With them going back, they might be excited [and] they might not be paying attention,” Officer Kurt Barnes of DPD said. “Be more aware of their driving. Try to limit any distraction while you’re driving.” […]

  • Gun control advocates rally at Civic Center Park

    DENVER — Advocates for gun control legislation rallied at Civic Center Park midday Sunday. “We know that there are two bills right now sitting with Sen. McConnell and we want to see them go for a vote,” Robin Horn of Moms Demand Action said. Sunday’s rally organized by groups including Moms Demand Action and Everytown Survivor Network is one of several rallies happening across the country this weekend. “My son was killed in a domestic violence incident,” Elizabeth Emerson of Castle […]

  • Thousands pack Cheeseman Park for 32nd Festival for Life 5K

    DENVER — Thousands of people packed Cheeseman Park for the 32nd Festival for Life 5K Aids Walk on Saturday. “I think it’s a great way to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS,” runner Brandon Hunton said. “[It’s] exciting, loud and happy. People are just having fun the whole time.” The event included a 5K run, walk in addition to live music, food, drink and activities throughout the day. “We’ve tried to make this in recent years more of a festival, celebrating […]

  • Thousands pack Cheesman Park for Festival for Life AIDS Walk

    DENVER — Thousands of people packed Cheesman Park for the 32nd Festival for Life 5K AIDSWalk on Saturday. “I think it’s a great way to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS,” runner Brandon Hunton said. “[It’s] exciting, loud and happy. People are just having fun the whole time.” The event included a 5K run, walk in addition to live music, food, drink and activities throughout the day. “We’ve tried to make this in recent years more of a festival, celebrating […]

  • Cherry Creek School District in need of bus drivers

    The Cherry Creek School District is looking to hire 15-20 bus drivers. “So mechanics have been going out during the day and them coming back and working on buses at lunch,” Superintendent  Scott Siegfried of Cherry Creek Schools said. “So we need them to be full-time mechanics, so we’re still looking for about 15-20 bus drivers today.” The district’s shortage part of a nationwide trend over the last few years; many districts utilizing competitive hiring practices. “They’re an important part, they’re the first […]

  • Cherry Creek School District participating in start-time study

    AURORA, Colo. — Students in the Cherry Creek School District went back to school on Monday. The superintendent says it is the third year since the district decided to push start times back for middle school and high school students. “We’ve had students tear up, saying that this has changed their life,” Superintendent Scott Siegfried said. “Saying, ‘This allows me to get my work done, to be awake in class. First period is now an actual class, instead of something […]

  • Thrift Con brings hundreds of shoppers to National Western Complex

    DENVER — The National Western Complex was the place to be Sunday for anyone looking for good deals or a new look. Thrift Con brought hundreds of people on the hunt for clothes and collectible items. “The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. This is a small effort to combat that,” said Mario Conte, co-founder of Thrift Con. Conte owns a thrift store in the Five Points neighborhood and helped create Thrift Con to […]

  • Denver church hosts safety training to prepare for variety of scenarios

    DENVER — Stapleton Church in Denver is making sure it’s prepared should an intruder ever enter the place of worship. “We’ve got a very dynamic awesome young pastor who is bringing many more people in our church,” Randy Schrantz of the church’s safety team said.  “It’s very regrettable that we have to do this.” On Saturday and Sunday, the church is holding a two day security training for church employees and volunteers: topics covered include how to respond to an intruder, active […]

  • As beginning of school year nears, STEM parents distressed by mass shootings

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — As students from STEM School Highlands Ranch prepare to head back to school on Wednesday, some parents are distressed by national headlines of violence. “I pray that this is going to get better instead of getting worse,” parent Joanne Kaufman said. “It just brings me back to that place where you feel lost, you feel helpless.” In May, student Kendrick Castillo was killed in a shooting while protecting his peers at the STEM School; eight others […]

  • Free school supplies provided at Denver ‘Back to School Block Party’

    DENVER — Hundreds of families celebrated the end of summer and received free school supplies thanks for the Urban League of Young Professionals in the Denver metro. “Everyone is having fun here today,” Kwon Atlas of the ULYP said. “It’s very important to engage the community, especially the young folks.” The nonprofit hosted its fourth annual ‘Back to School Block Party’ outside of the Vickers Boys and Girls Club. The event featured food and games for kids and their parents, […]

  • Denver Police Department taking applications, starting pay is around $58,000

    DENVER– The Denver Police Department is taking applications for entry level officers through August 2. “There are few careers out there where you have a direct impact on the community you serve,” Denver Police Chief Paul Pazan said. ” If you want to have a better community, if you want to have a better city, then come join us and help be a part of that.” Each hiring class consists of about 50 recruits, the department says; the starting salary is […]

  • Increase in bear activity reported in several counties

    LITTLETON, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging campers to take extra precautions to ward off bears in Boulder, Clear Creek and Larimer counties. “This year, we have seen a lot of bear activity,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said. “We’ve seen bears around campsites, getting into trash, getting into campgrounds.” Clay says reports include bears getting into trash or food. The department says there have been some reported cases of bears approaching tents. Clay says campers […]

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