Lisa Cownie

Lisa Cownie

Morning and Midday Anchor

Lisa returns to her familiar seat behind the anchor desk at KEYC. She first joined KEYC back in 1992 as the 10 pm news anchor. Her career went on to crisscross the country before she landed back in Mankato with her family 10 years ago where she was the anchor of KEYC This Midday. Having covered nights and mid-days, she is anxious now to lend her talents in the morning!

Her love of the region shines through in all she does not only in her role delivering the news to southern Minnesota and northern Iowa but in her community endeavors as well. Lisa serves as a strategic writer for the nonprofit MRCI. She is also an active volunteer including at her children’s schools and through other local organizations such as Greater Mankato Rotary, Lasting Imprint, Greater Mankato Growth and Dream Closet. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Communications Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato and is Editor of Connect Business Magazine.

Recent Articles by Lisa

  Open Door Health Center holds virtual fundraiser

  Greater Mankato Rotary Club donates $25,000 to help Bogota children

  Franklin Rogers Park renamed ISG Field

  Hometown Business Connection: Ignition Fitness & Sports

  New Ulm’s August Schell Brewing Company prepares for new era

  Back-to-school nutrition tips from Hy-Vee

  Deep Valley Book Festival brings readers and writers together

  UPDATE: Vehicle connected to missing person found; unidentified body found

  Hometown Business Connection: G&S Manufacturing

  Minnesota’s tobacco age increases to 21

  New Ulm Public Schools Superintendent works to finalize plans for school year

  German Park Amphitheater project nears completion

  Mankato Clinic encourages families to make a plan for COVID-19

  Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide

  Boat sales increase during pandemic

GreenSeam to host special presentation at Franklin Rogers Field

  Open Door Health Center moves fall gala online

  Changes announced for Mankato Marathon

  New business helps celebrate special events during pandemic

  Mankato filmmaker featured in “Rolling Stone” magazine

  Mankato man rallying support for public skate park

  Police warn not to jump off Ashley Street Bridge

  Nationwide Paycheck Protection Program helps local businesses stay afloat

City of Mankato asks for feedback on emergency ordinance

  Hometown Business Connection: J Longs

U of M mapping out fall plans to re-open campuses

  Distance learning winding down for Mankato Area Public Schools

  Senior Spotlight - Lucy Weichert

  Senior Spotlight - Rahma Janac

  Senior Spotlight - Muse Abdi