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

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

  Senior Spotlight - Ben Maes

  Department of Education advises against graduation ceremonies

  Local gyms and fitness studios promote activity with Move This Town

Greater Mankato Growth sends letter to Governor Walz urging for safe opening of businesses

  Hometown Business Connection: Resources available for businesses

  Mankato fire departments collect over 1,300 face masks during Homemade Mask Week

  Staying safe during planting season

  Local businesses get started as Governor Walz loosens restrictions

  Meals on Wheels preparing for increase in clients

  Golf courses push to stay open

  Chiropractors to stay open to offer alternative care during COVID-19 pandemic

  Get Mankato PPE recruiting volunteers to create masks for clinics and hospitals

  2 Pins Bakery offers stay at home cookie decorating kit

  Domestic violence during quarantine; what those stuck inside should know

Order food and support local businesses with Great American Take-Out Day

MSU Mankato has first confirmed Covid-19 case

  Hometown Business Connection: Wow!Zone Family Entertainment Center

  National Grammar Day: What’s your grammar pet peeve?

  Coronavirus causes concern for local travelers

  Physical therapist shows how the Graston Technique relieves muscle tightness

  Antiques, classic toys and scrapbooks for National Old Stuff Day

  Dentist gives teeth whitening tips for National Tooth Fairy Day

  Salvage Sisters shares poetry from the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop