Lisa Cownie

Lisa Cownie

KEYC News 12 This Morning Anchor

Lisa returns to her familiar seat behind the anchor desk at KEYC News 12. 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 News 12 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

  Nicollet Public School educator receives Golden Apple Award

  Hometown Business Connection: Unique Specialty & Classics, Inc.

  Hometown Business Connection: Unique Specialty & Classics, Inc.

  Golden Apple awarded to Central High School educator

  Hometown Business Connection: Amber Pietan Travel Agency

  Madelia paraprofessional, interpreter awarded Golden Apple

Minnesota unemployment holds steady for October

  Project for Teens discusses role in reducing vaping in schools

  Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival is this weekend

  Golden Apple Award winner’s teachings go far beyond classroom

  Former KEYC Weekend Anchor shares mental health journey

  Hometown Business Connection: Sign Pro

  LCWM’s Jenna Johnson earns Golden Apple Award

  Cathy Brennan tackles depression with new book “So Now What?”

  Area residents find peace, serenity while running

  Golden Apple Award travels to Franklin Elementary School

  Hometown Business Connection: Vanderberg Clean

  Meat-a-Palooza fundraiser at Farmamerica

  New Ulm’s Turner Hall Independence Day celebration

  Exploring Jeffers Petroglyphs