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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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Women Have Access To Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act Wednesday required insurance companies to offer millions of women eight new healthcare prevention services at no cost.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2012

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Summer Shoe Safety

Wearing those summer flip flops and sandals can sometimes cause more harm than good. Find out what four tips a podiatrist suggest to keep your injury free.

07/31/2012

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Spotlight: Group Helps Kids With Autism Connect With Their Artistic Side

The group “Exceptional Minds” works to inspire kids with autism to create and explore an artistic side toward possible careers.

07/12/2012

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Event To Raise Awareness For Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Research now shows that the ocean has been found to be a natural treatment for people with cystic fibrosis.

06/07/2012

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Jessie’s Legacy Continues To Spread Joy, Hope To Thousands

Jessie Joy Rees is the little girl who inspired so many others with her amazing spirit, even as she battled brain cancer. Now her legacy lives on through others, who continue to spread her message of joy, hope, and love.

05/22/2012

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Scientists Find Genetic Difference In Highly-Sensitive People

Do people say you are highly sensitive whether it be physically or emotionally? While it can feel like a burden, it can also mean a greater capacity for work, love and compassion.

05/14/2012

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Life Plan Promises Better Health, Weight Loss With 30 Simple Habits

Losing weight and getting healthy is not about counting calories, it is a way of life that one fitness expert says starts with adding 30 simple habits one day at a time.

05/10/2012

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New Treatment Helps Ease Sleep Apnea, Snoring

A new treatment is offering relief to people suffering from sleep apnea and snoring.

05/03/2012

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Arsenic Detected In Many Popular Foods, Beverages

Arsenic is a dangerous poison that for decades has frightened people by its name alone, but now the substance is finding its way into popular foods.

05/02/2012

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Hollywood Doctor Reveals Secrets To Fighting Fatigue

If you are tired of being tired and want more energy, a Hollywood doctor is revealing her secrets to fighting fatigue.

05/01/2012

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Raquel Welch Reflects Back On Career, Iconic Role

It was the movie “One Million Years B.C.” or perhaps even more the poster from the film that turned Raquel Welch into an international sex symbol back in 1966.

04/27/2012

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Only On 2: Senator Sharon Runner Discusses Life-Saving Double Lung Transplant For 1st Time

You may not know her name, but if you’re a parent in California, you’ve been affected by her work.State Senator Sharon Runner, along with her husband, were the driving force behind Jessica’s law – the strongest sexual predator laws in the nation. And while she’s used to fighting for a cause, fighting for her life was something much different. CBS2’s Lisa Sigell has her exclusive story.

03/27/2012

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Breast Cancer Survivor Walks To Celebrate, Spread Hope To Others

Diagnosed with breast cancer 14 years ago, Leonor Gavina-Valls will be among the thousands taking part in the Susan G. Komen L.A. County Race for the Cure on Saturday.

03/23/2012

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Man Talks About Importance Of Support After Losing Wife To Breast Cancer

Germel Ford knows that cancer does not just affect the person diagnosed, but his or her loved ones as well. That is why he is speaking out to show why support is so important.

03/21/2012

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Singer Finds New Purpose After Surviving Breast Cancer

For almost 30 years Julie Delgado has been singing with some of the greatest musicians of our time, but when illness struck, she fought back and found a new reason to raise her voice.

03/20/2012

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