Emmy award-winning anchor and writer Lisa Mason began her news career in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1987. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, Lisa joined the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate as weekend news anchor where she remained for two years.
In 1989, Lisa joined PBS as news anchor, producer and writer. In addition to anchoring the evening newscasts, she also hosted a weekly talk show. During her five-year tenure, Lisa wrote and produced several award-winning documentaries. Among them was "Faces of Aids" for which she received an Emmy award. The Society of Professional Journalism honored her for her documentary "When Children Kill". Lisa also wrote, hosted and produced "The Western Heritage Awards", which was met with such critical acclaim, that it was re-broadcast on the TNN Network.
In 1995, Lisa was hired by the QVC Shopping Network in West Chester, Pennsylvania as host. While there, she was seen in approximately 90 million homes, five days per week. During her tenure, Lisa specialized in the areas of jewelry, beauty and fashion. Lisa earned her GIA certification and, in 2000, became the face and voice of QVC’s proprietary jewelry brand, Diamonique. Over the next ten years, Lisa helped to build the brand to its most profitable status to date. She remained at QVC until 2010.
That same year, Lisa created Contawe Consulting, LLC, a company that specializes in the area of media training, with an emphasis on electronic retailing and direct response. Lisa coaches clients privately and has joined the staff at The Actor’s Connection in Manhattan, where she teaches students the fundamentals of connecting with the viewer. Lisa has continued her on-camera work, as well. In late 2011, she accepted a request from infomercial giant Guthy Ranker to act as host for Supersmile, a multi-million dollar tooth-whitening brand.
As a result of her successful media/communications training, Lisa was tapped to act as the Mistress of Ceremonies/writer for the global Aids Awareness Day in December 2011. This New York City, invitation-only event, was sponsored by World Vision. Lisa was hand-picked to lead this initiative due to her ability to connect with others and motivate.
Also in 2011, Lisa published her first book "Big Life Lessons from that Still, Small Voice". This inspirational book is available at B&N.com and Amazon.com, both in paperback and as a download.
Lisa has been involved in other projects, as well. She was on the Bravo series "Blow Out" and the CBS program "48 Hours". She has been an in-studio guest for FOX and NBC morning shows and has been seen in the pages of Broadcasting and Cable, Lucky magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lisa and her husband Gino make their home in Manhattan, New York.
To see samples of Lisa’s television work, visit Lisamason.org. For all inquiries regarding media training or on-camera appearances, please contact Lisa via her website.