Carissa Lawson is an American journalist of African descent who previously worked for News 12 New Jersey as a morning news anchor
Carissa Lawson Biography
Carissa Lawson is an American journalist of African descent who previously worked for News 12 New Jersey as a morning news anchor for more than a decade. She left the station in June 2023 after serving the station since February 2011.
Carissa Lawson Education
Lawson attended New York University after completing her high school education. When she finished her studies, she became a graduate and attained a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Carissa Lawson Career
Lawson worked for News 12 New Jersey as a morning news anchor for more than a decade before her June 2023 departure after serving the station since February 2011. Before News 12, she worked for CBS Newspath freelance as a news anchor and correspondent.
She worked for WLK CBS Louisville as a news anchor for the 6 p.m. newscast and lead fill-in for the 5, 5:30, and 11 p.m. news. Lawson worked for WWAY in Wilmington as a morning news anchor. She received nominations for two Emmys for “Best Breaking News Coverage” and her special Arts/Entertainment stories.
Further, she attained an Associated Press Award for feature reporting and served among a team that secured an Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast and the fancied Service to America Award. She and her morning program team attained the NY Press Club Award for Breaking News.
Also, they received the NJ Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Newscast. Additionally, she attained the Outstanding Community Service Award for her dedication to community service as a news anchor.
After graduating college, she attained the James Fenimore Cooper Memorial Prize, annually presented to the most notable undergraduate student of journalism. The Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society inducted her into their Journalism and Mass Communication.
Carissa Lawson Age
Lawson likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.
Carissa Lawson Height
Lawson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches
Carissa Lawson Family
Lawson grew up in Queens, New York. Even so, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Lawson has any siblings.
Carissa Lawson Husband
Lawson is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. She has a teenage daughter whom she regularly posts on her Instagram account. On September 25, 2022, she posted her daughter on her Instagram account for National Daughters’ Day. However, she has not revealed any more information about her daughter but we will update this information once it is publicly available.
Carissa Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Carissa Lawson Salary
Lawson earned an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Carissa Lawson Leaves News 12 New Jersey/What Happened To Carissa Lawson?
Lawson left News 12 New Jersey in June 2023 after serving the station for more than a decade. Before leaving the station, she anchored 4 hours of weekday morning television shows and provided extensive live breaking news, and special broadcasts/shows. Also, she served as a host of celebrity interviews.
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