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
  • Families wanted: Larimer County seeks to add foster families, save children from unsafe living environments

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Larimer County is seeking to increase its base of foster families. Officials are hosting a “Coffee and Care” talk in Fort Collins the first and third Mondays of December for prospective families to learn more about fostering. According to the county, there are 89 licensed foster homes within county limits. Officials says there were 88 children in foster homes in Larimer County in September, 44 children were placed outside of the county. They say the need […]

  • Business owners, shoppers discuss positive impact of Small Business Saturday

    DENVER — It’s a day dedicated to the local shops that make the communities we live in feel like home. Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year the day after Black Friday and the unofficial holiday aims to encourage shoppers to hit their local shops for holiday gifts instead of the big box stores. Daniel Lewis owns Revampt at Cherry Creek North and says his shop is a great place to find a unique gift for a loved one. “We […]

  • North Metro Fire says new portable ventilator is saving lives

    NORTHGLENN, Colo. — The North Metro Fire Rescue District says its latest piece of equipment, a portable transport ventilator, is saving lives and they hope other fire and EMS departments consider purchasing some. “We’re taking cutting-edge technology and putting it in the back of a medic unit,” paramedic Mike Dawson of Northglenn said. “EMS is changing and we’re getting better and better everyday.” Dawson says the portable ventilator is critical for patients who already rely on ventilators or who have […]

  • Fort Collins asks people to stop recycling ‘low-value’ plastics

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — People recycling in Fort Collins, Estes Park and Loveland are adapting to recent changes to its recycling regulations. Officials have been asking people to stop recycling “low value plastics” since October. Low-value plastics include items like to-go boxes, solo cups and berry containers. Low-level plastics used to make up 2 percent of the area’s recyclables. “In the beginning of 2018, China stopped accepting recycling from the U.S., which caused a sudden disruption for recyclables,” Caroline Mitchell […]

  • Front Range pumpkin patches prep for cold, say storm will hurt profits

    PARKER, Colo — An expected snowstorm on Sunday could hurt some fall festivities; pumpkin patches are working to make sure their product can withstand the cold. “We sell about 30,000 to 35,000,” said Mike Smith, the co-owner of Flat Acres Farm in Parker. “This year has been kind of tough because it’s snowing on the wrong days.” Smith says October is when the farm brings in the majority of its annual income. “If we lose five days, we’re broke,” Smith said. […]

  • Denver holding town hall meetings to discuss increasing minimum wage

    DENVER– Denver is hosting its second to last town hall this month over a proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021. The community is invited to attend Tuesday’s meeting at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Rec Center at 6 p.m. The last town hall is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29 at the DPD District 1 station at 6 p.m. City leaders have hosted multiple town halls across Denver throughout October to ensure everyone is able to […]

  • Classes resume in Park County School District RE-2 despite teachers strike

    FAIRPLAY, Colo. — Classes resumed in Park County School District RE-2 on Monday despite a teachers strike now in its second week. After a week of no classes, the district said kids need to be in school. Some teachers chose to return and substitute teachers in the area are helping out. Some striking teachers say they’re not upset but will continue to be on the picket lines. Striking teachers want an estimated $6,000 pay raise. The latest development over a professional […]

  • Negotiations continue in Park County RE-2 teacher strike

    PARK COUNTY, Colo. — After a week of no school for students in the Park County School District RE-2 due to a teacher strike, negotiations between teachers and the district continued into the weekend. Teachers say they want higher pay to help combat an issue with teacher retention. Tension is mounting between the two parties over a “professional agreement.” “They’re saying that we don’t have money and we’re saying that they do,” said Doug Freeman, a teacher and member of […]

  • Woman killed in shooting on West Colfax in Lakewood; 4 suspects at large

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A woman died following a shooting in Lakewood Friday night. Early Saturday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Blue Sky Motel just after 9:30 p.m. Friday. The motel is located at 6205 W. Colfax Ave. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman was 32 years old. Her name […]

  • Negotiations to resume as Park County teachers strike drags on

    FAIRPLAY, Colo. — Negotiations are expected to resume on Friday afternoon as a teachers strike Park County RE-2 School District reached its fifth day. The strike is impacting an estimated 500 students and school has been canceled every day this week. A public board meeting was held Thursday night and had to be moved to larger room than usual. Talks picked up a few days ago, but there has been no progress to end the strike. Teachers have been on […]

  • Push to end sale of puppy mill dogs gaining traction in Colorado

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A push to stop pet stores from selling dogs from puppy mills appears to be gaining traction in Colorado. In June, Berthoud became the first city in Colorado to ban pet stores from selling animals from puppy mills and Breckenridge followed suit this Fall. neither city has pet stores operating within city limits. “Most people don’t know what goes on in these puppy mills,” Joyce Cohen, animal advocate from Breckenridge, said. Puppy mills are defined as “inhumane […]

  • Volunteer gets surprise proposal at Denver animal shelter

    DENVER — A volunteer at the Denver Animal Shelter got an unexpected question while volunteering last Sunday: “Will you marry me?” “I had a vet that was working here tie it around a dog’s neck,” Teddie Simos said after proposing to his girlfriend of three and a half years, Theresa Lee, who volunteers at the shelter every Sunday. “I was really thinking the vet tech needed help with a dog that maybe somebody abandoned and left a note,” Lee said. […]

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