Lisa Guerrero

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Lisa Guerrero
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Lisa Coles Guerrero

(1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 55)
Scott Erickson (m. 2004)
Modeling information
Hair colorBrunette
Eye colorBrown

Lisa Guerrero (born April 9, 1964) is an American investigative journalist, actress, former sportscaster, host and model. Since 2006, Guerrero has been an investigative correspondent for the nationally syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition.

Early years[edit]

Guerrero was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Walter Coles, an American of English descent, and Lucy Guerrero, who was from Chile. Guerrero spent her childhood living in San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. In 1972, when she was aged eight, her mother died of cancer. To cope with the loss, her father enrolled her in theater therapy.


Early career and acting roles[edit]

Guerrero began her show-business career in the 1980s as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Rams, after which she became Entertainment Director for the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. In the 1990s, she starred in Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach as the scheming Francesca Vargas. She also guest-starred in Frasier (the "Odd Man Out" and "Frasier's Imaginary Friend" episodes), The George Lopez Show and In the Heat of the Night. In 1997, she became a sports anchor on Los Angeles' KCBS-TV and later KTTV.

Fox Sports[edit]

In 1999, Guerrero moved to the Fox Network, where she participated in such shows as Sports Geniuses, Fox Overtime, Fox Extra Innings and the Toughman competition shows. Guerrero travelled to Egypt to tape the special Opening the Tombs of the Golden Mummies and starred in the San Diego Chargers magazine-style television show. Guerrero also co-hosted The Best Damn Sports Show Period, alongside Tom Arnold and Michael Irvin.

Monday Night Football[edit]

In 2003, she left The Best Damn Sports Show Period to join ABC's Monday Night Football television crew. Her performance on the broadcast was heavily criticized.[1] The show hired her with the intention of making her a sideline reporter — personality-driven and feature-driven — but later changed their minds. Guerrero left the Monday Night Football team after one season.

Inside Edition[edit]

On June 15, 2006, Guerrero became a correspondent on the TV newsmagazine Inside Edition. Guerrero is the Chief Investigative Correspondent for Inside Edition, working on undercover stories and investigative reports. In 2011 she won the National Headliner Award for Best Investigative Report, beating out Anderson Cooper for her undercover exposé on air duct cleaning scams. Lisa was also nominated for a Prism Award for her story on the dangers of alcohol and boating, as well as a Genesis Award nomination for her investigation into horse slaughter farms in Florida.


She and her former husband, MLB pitcher Scott Erickson, paired to make the independent film A Plumm Summer. In 2007, Guerrero took on the role of executive producer, in addition to playing a lead role in the film.

Guerrero continues to act and was seen in a brief cameo in the Brad Pitt film, Moneyball, as well as a recurring role in TNT's Southland. Guerrero also co-hosted VH1's game show The World Series of Pop Culture. In 2010, Guerrero hosted the first live webcast of the 82nd Academy Awards red carpet for, integrating viewers' questions from Facebook into celebrity interviews. In January 2012, Guerrero hosted Shooting Stars: Salute to Service, a reality competition show on Velocity.


Guerrero published her first book, a how-to crafts treatise on tablesetting, in 2016. Called Jewelry For Your Table,[2] the book shows how to create handmade artwork for the dining table from easily sourced metal napkin rings and vintage brooches or other pieces of jewelry.

Guerrero occasionally writes a blog for the Los Angeles Times sports section and the Huffington Post.






  1. ^ Sports Media Watch presents the 10 worst personnel moves of the 2000s. #8: Lisa Guerrero on Monday Night Football (2003, ABC)
  2. ^ Jewelry For Your Table, Schiffer Publishing, Limited, Nov 11, 2016 - Handicraft - 144 pages

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