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.
Iris implants are not approved by the FDA, so doctors in the United States don’t offer them.
One of the most life changing risks of playing football is the potential for devastating blows to the head.
Elias Amkie was inspired to create Grotto de Sal after he was diagnosed with debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.
Sleep: it’s the fuel for our bodies. Yet nearly half of Americans say they don’t get enough of it.
Stephanie’s Day, a unique resource fair for families with children impacted by autism and other special needs, was hosted by CBS2/KCAL9 for a fifth consecutive year.
Acro Yoga for many is about making connections while strengthening one’s body and perhaps even one’s love life.
Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and Emmylou Harris all have their own sound when it comes to country music but have a commonality: Valerie Morehouse.
Leonard Nimoy — a legend in the world of television, film, stage and the arts — passed away just 2 ½ months ago. He was known to generations of fans as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” but to his daughter, he was so much more. Tonight, Julie Nimoy shared with our Lisa Sigell precious memories of her father, never-before-seen photos, and how she is fulfilling one of his final wishes in an exclusive interview.
A local mother’s health concerns prompted her to cut her family off from wireless and wants more research conducted into the safety of WiFi.
Loma Linda is a place where people live an average of 10 years longer than the average American and are 10 times more likely to make it to the age 100. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell went deep inside the Southern California community to learn about the secret to longevity.
A mysterious rash that has many people searching for answers could be coming from products used daily including ones labeled “hypoallergenic” and even “gentle.”
While doctors say a little soreness after a flu shot is perfectly normal, these victims developed serious orthopedic injuries.
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.
Flotation therapy is offering a wide-range of benefits for some who’ve experienced everything from pain relief to a better night’s sleep.
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.