Lisa Hutson

Professional Experience

2021 to present: WINK News weekend morning anchor, and Trust & Verify Reporter.

Previously worked at KTHV-TV in Little Rock, AR., 2010 to 2013; WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, Oh., 2014 to 2015; KCEN-TV in Waco, TX., 2015-2018 and WHAS-TV in Louisville, KY., 2018-2020.

Awards & Recognition

Earned 2018 News Special Emmy award for “Call to Duty: Hurricane Florence” documenting the National Guard response to Hurricane Florence.

News Philosophy

Journalists serve the public. Be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Treat all sources, viewers and community members with respect. Give a voice to the voiceless. Hold the powerful accountable. Report honestly and with integrity giving viewers the correct fact based information they need to make important decisions in their lives.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I enjoy spending my off days at the beach with my two BIG dogs – Abita and Shiner.

I also enjoy volunteering to serve veterans, senior citizens and shelter animals.


Bachelors in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie TX.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather. The people. The food.


Murray, KY & Searcy, AR.

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