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|Born||May 9, 1965|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||March 20, 2015 (aged 49)|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||radio/television news anchor, news reporter, journalist|
Todd Crawford (m. 1998–2015)
Lisa Colagrossi (May 9, 1965 – March 20, 2015) was an American journalist and television news anchor and reporter. She was a reporter for WABC-TV In New York City from September 2001 until her death on March 20, 2015.
She came to New York from Orlando, Florida. Her career in journalism began in West Virginia, where she attended West Virginia University. She also worked in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio at WKYC-TV, the NBC-TV affiliate there. In addition to working in Ohio, Colagrossi also worked at news stations in Mobile, Alabama and West Virginia.
During her run in New York, Colagrossi received several Emmy award nominations. She won two Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards from her anchoring in Florida. Colagrossi was also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
She was among a long list of reporters competing to replace anchor Steve Bartelstein; fellow reporter Ken Rosato became the new morning co-anchor, as of mid-2007. She continued to regularly fill in for Ken Rosato or Lori Stokes, as well as for Rob Nelson and Michelle Charlesworth on the Weekend Morning broadcasts.
In early 2009, Colagrossi became business reporter on the Eyewitness News This Morning and Noon broadcasts; though she still frequently did breaking news reporting.
On March 19, 2015, Colagrossi was on her way back to the station after filing a report on a house fire in Queens. As she sat in the news van, Colagrossi began feeling ill and her condition quickly worsened. The cameraman who accompanied her to the story got out of the van and flagged down an ambulance and she was transported to NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where it was discovered she had suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Colagrossi was immediately taken to the intensive care unit and placed on life support, but doctors were unable to save her, and she died the next day.
- Don Kaplan (21 March 2015). "Lisa Colagrossi, reporter for WABC-TV, dead at 49 after suffering brain hemorrhage while on assignment". NY Daily News.
- "ABC7 Eyewitness News - WABC-TV New York". ABC7 New York. Retrieved 21 March 2015.