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Lisa Thomas-Laury

Retired Newscaster, Author & POEMS Syndrome Survivor

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 Lisa Thomas-Laury Biography

Lisa Thomas-Laury is a retired news presenter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Ms. Thomas-Laury started at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia on February 20, 1978, as noon co-anchor and reporter. In 1983, she was promoted to the 5 p.m. newscast, co-anchoring it until 2003 with now-retired news anchor Marc Howard. At the same time, she frequently substituted for Jim Gardner when he was unable to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. She also has done the monthly Fast Forward series, a show geared toward teenagers; it is currently hosted by Rick Williams. She has taken over the African-American-oriented, locally produced Visions program (now named New Visions) from Vernon Odom.

Thomas-Laury is also theorized to have been the inspiration for the character "Maria" from the Guess Who? board game. Although she denies this rumor, she has admitted to sitting as a model for the illustrator of the popular game. The connection, she claims, is purely coincidental.

Thomas-Laury is one of a few African American women to anchor in the Philadelphia market, a group that currently includes her fellow WPVI anchors Tamala Edwards and Shirleen Allicot, WCAU anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, KYW anchor Natasha Brown, and WTXF anchor Joyce Evans.

She retired on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. In 2017, she wrote a memoir is titled: "On Camera and Off, When the News is Good and When it's Not". She spent most of 2017 on a regional book tour.

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On Camera And Off: When the News is Good and When It s Not

On Camera And Off: When the News is Good and When It s Not

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Lisa Thomas-Laury

Retired Newscaster, Author & POEMS Syndrome Survivor

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Lisa Thomas-Laury Biography

Lisa Thomas-Laury is a retired news presenter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Ms. Thomas-Laury started at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia on February 20, 1978, as noon co-anchor and reporter. In 1983, she was promoted to the 5 p.m. newscast, co-anchoring it until 2003 with now-retired news anchor Marc Howard. At the same time, she frequently substituted for Jim Gardner when he was unable to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. She also has done the monthly Fast Forward series, a show geared toward teenagers; it is currently hosted by Rick Williams. She has taken over the African-American-oriented, locally produced Visions program (now named New Visions) from Vernon Odom.

Thomas-Laury is also theorized to have been the inspiration for the character "Maria" from the Guess Who? board game. Although she denies this rumor, she has admitted to sitting as a model for the illustrator of the popular game. The connection, she claims, is purely coincidental.

Thomas-Laury is one of a few African American women to anchor in the Philadelphia market, a group that currently includes her fellow WPVI anchors Tamala Edwards and Shirleen Allicot, WCAU anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah, KYW anchor Natasha Brown, and WTXF anchor Joyce Evans.

She retired on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. In 2017, she wrote a memoir is titled: "On Camera and Off, When the News is Good and When it's Not". She spent most of 2017 on a regional book tour.

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  • How much does it cost to book Lisa Thomas-Laury?

    Booking fees for Lisa Thomas-Laury, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Thomas-Laury, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lisa Thomas-Laury?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Thomas-Laury for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Thomas-Laury for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Thomas-Laury or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Thomas-Laury or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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