Evers in Coney Island – September 7, 2008
June 15, 1953 |
|Occupation||Journalist, Radio personality|
|Spouse(s)||Curtis Sliwa (m. 1981; div. 1995)|
Lisa Evers (born June 15, 1953) is an American general assignment reporter for FOX 5 News, host of the Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers TV and radio show in New York City, a former high-ranking Guardian Angel, and a long-time community volunteer for urban, youth and children's charities.
In 1987 Evers' book Attitude was released.
With the support of FOX 5 and HOT 97, Evers led a drive that brought a truckload of new clothes, sneakers, and toys to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. More recently, along with the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation, she helped organize a major relief effort in the Rockaways, following Super Storm Sandy.
Evers was discovered by a fashion photographer who saw her on the subway and took some test shots, which led her to a modeling contract with Elite Model Management in the 1980s. With Elite, she worked in New York and Paris, and appeared in a variety of magazines around the world, including French editions of Elle and Vogue, as well as magazines in Australia, India, and the UK.
Evers has a black belt in karate and has been featured in self-defense videos for women. In 1987, she was the first woman to be inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as "Woman of the Year". Additionally, she authored several monthly columns in Black Belt magazine between 1986 and 1994.
Evers was once vice-president of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer crime-fighting organization. At that time she was married to its founder, Curtis Sliwa, was known as Lisa Sliwa, and worked as a model with Elite Model Management in New York City and Paris. With Sliwa, she co-hosted a talk radio show on WABC-AM in New York City that ended shortly before their divorce.
World Wrestling Federation
In the 1980s, Evers briefly attempted to become a professional wrestler and joined the World Wrestling Federation. She appeared on Tuesday Night Titans in 1985 and demonstrated several self-defense holds. There was speculation that she wrestled as the masked competitor Spider Lady (a role later to be portrayed by Fabulous Moolah). However, Wendi Richter revealed in an interview that the Spider Lady character was actually portrayed by female wrestler Glendean Mitchell.
Evers is seen daily on FOX 5 News in New York reporting on a wide variety of hard news stories from local issues like police-community relations to counter-terrorism. She recently went inside the NYPD's bomb squad for an exclusive look at their work.
In 2016, the long running HOT 97 show "Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers," was turned into a weekly TV show on FOX 5 in New York, airing Friday nights at 10:30p. Her list of exclusive one on one interviews with big name Hip Hop celebrities continues to grow, from 50 Cent's first television interview (FOX 5 News 2003) to DIddy, Jay-Z, DMX, Fetty Wap and many more.
Evers has interviewed such celebrities as Derek Jeter, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent, and she occasionally hosts FOX 5's public affairs show on topical issues, Good Day Street Talk. In addition to television, Evers hosts a weekly #1 rated community affairs talk show on New York's Hot 97-FM radio station.
Prior to FOX 5, Evers was a general assignment reporter for 1010 WINS, the nation's #1 news radio station. She reported live from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 and for many days following the terror attacks. She began at WINS as a freelance reporter, and was also working for CNN Radio Network and the ABC Radio Network.
- Sliwa, Lisa (1987). Attitude.
- Malcolm A. Smith (November 9, 2012). "Senator Malcolm A. Smith, Uft, Hot 97 Join Forces for Hurricane Relief".
- Elite Model Management Books, New York Daily News
- Corcoran, John (1992). The Martial Arts Companion: Culture, History, and Enlightenment. Bdd Promotional Book Co. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-7924-5762-6.
- Haskins, James (1983). The Guardian Angels. New York: Enslow Publishers. pp. 35–37. ISBN 978-0-89490-081-5.
- "Guardian Angel Goes to the Mat". New York Magazine. 19 (15): 18. 14 April 1986. ISSN 0028-7369.
- ANDERSON, LISA (August 14, 1986). "Lisa Sliwa: Fashionable Crime Fighter". Chicago Tribune.
- Alison Morley (1994). "Killer Girls". Elle. Elle Publishing Company. 19 (9): 234.
- "WWF Tuesday Night Titans 1985 (Complete Season)". iOffer. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "Mid-Week Report". DDT Digest. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "Best "Screw Jobs" in WWE History". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "WWE History – 1986". History of WWE. Retrieved 2010-12-24.
- "Lisa Evers".
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