Lisa Sigell

lisa sigell 080620101 Lisa SigellLisa Sigell is a reporter for CBS 2 and KCAL 9 where she has worked since July of 2002. You can find her reporting weekdays and during primetime newscasts on KCAL and KCBS.

Lisa is passionate about her work as a reporter with a focus on medical and health issues. She covers breaking health news, new treatments and advancements in the medical field, health and wellness stories and of course, the courageous people dealing with health issues and life threatening illnesses. It is a segment that is not only meant to educate, but hopefully inspire, and maybe get others to give back to those that need it most.

Lisa works with many organizations including, Think Cure, the Dodger’s official charity aimed at finding treatments and eventually a cure for cancer, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Whether it’s co-hosting the local MDA Labor Day Telethon with her colleagues for the past five years or helping raise money and awareness at an event, it’s a charity that is close to her heart. She is also involved in Augie’s Quest, dedicated to finding new treatments and a cure for ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). It was started by her friend, Augie Nieto, a pioneer in the fitness industry who was diagnosed in March of 2005 with ALS.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied broadcast journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Before working in Los Angeles, Lisa worked as a reporter and anchor at the CBS affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina and at Cox Communications in Palos Verdes, California.

While in Los Angeles, Lisa earned several Emmy nominations for her health reporting and won an Emmy award for Best Feature Reporter. In South Carolina, she won two regional Emmy awards for series and consumer reporting, as well as a regional Edward R. Murrow award.

She is originally from Portland, Ore.

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Victims Of Shoulder Injuries From Flu Shot Eligible For Cash Compensation

While doctors say a little soreness after a flu shot is perfectly normal, these victims developed serious orthopedic injuries.

03/18/2015

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Skin Care For Cancer Patients Becomes Part Of Healing Process

A cancer diagnosis may mean changes to every aspect of one’s life, including skin care, and one local woman has made it her mission to help patients find their glow again.

03/03/2015

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From Pain Alleviation To Relaxation, Some Are Floating Their Way To Relief

Flotation therapy is offering a wide-range of benefits for some who’ve experienced everything from pain relief to a better night’s sleep.

02/25/2015

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Some Women Go To Great Lengths For Relief From Debilitating Monthly Cramps

For many women, mood swings and pain are a monthly ordeal, but in some cases the cramping may be so severe women are taking drastic measures to find relief from the pain.

02/17/2015

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Advocates Can Help Patients Correct Medical Billing Mistakes, Coverage Issues

If medical bills are overwhelming you, or you have tried and failed to fight a bill or been denied coverage, there is help.

02/13/2015

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Moorpark Couple Who Lost Daughter To Bacterial Meningitis Hopes Their Story Will Save Lives

A Moorpark couple who lost their daughter to bacterial meningitis is speaking for the first time in hope that lives may be saved through their story.

02/10/2015

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Local Company Offers Soup Concoctions To Kick-Start Health, Weight Loss

As women who were on-the-go and loved to eat healthy, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella co-founded a company that delivers soup and soup cleanses to Los Angeles-area residents.

02/02/2015

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Once Courted By A Prince, Brentwood Woman Maintains Fresh Look On Not-So-Royal Budget

She once dated one of the world’s most eligible bachelors and, at the age of 50, Alison Read of Brentwood has managed to maintain her fresh look.

01/12/2015

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Video Of Boy Hearing For The First Time Goes Viral

The joy was so overwhelming that Jennifer Aprea and her husband Dave shared it online, and the video of their 2-year-old son Ryan hearing for the first time went viral.

12/18/2014

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Military Veterans Tormented By War Find Refuge In Healing Exotic Birds

Military veterans tormented by war are finding refuge in helping to heal exotic birds that have been orphaned.

12/12/2014

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Only On 2: Inspectors Struggle To Keep Up With Imported Food Products

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is partnered with the FDA to anticipate potential threats to an issue of national security: the food supply.

11/26/2014

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Formerly Conjoined Twin From Panama Is All Smiles After Surgery

A 2-year-old girl from Panama, who underwent surgery at a local hospital in Los Angeles, is on the road to recovery.

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Two-Time Cancer Survivor Lost A Leg But Not Her Desire To Compete

With every swing and hit, Adrienne Slaughter is one step closer to her dream of returning to the tennis court to compete.

10/03/2014

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Choosing The Right Skin Care For Your Age

Glowing, beautiful skin is key to slowing the hands of time. But with skin changing over time dermatologists say it’s important to use the right products for your age.

09/30/2014

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Local Liberian-Americans Doing Their Part In Fight Against Ebola

Though most of its victims are thousands of miles away, the Ebola virus is having a profound impact in Southern California. With plans by the Liberian government to open more than two dozen treatment centers within the next few months, locals like David Beyan are working tirelessly to gather supplies.

09/29/2014

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