Lisa joined the TV20 team as the Morning/Noon Anchor in May of 2020. Prior to her role here in North Central Florida, she worked at WCJB's sister station, WTVY in Dothan, Alabama for almost 4 years, starting as a Reporter/Producer in 2016 and taking over the Morning/Noon Anchor role in mid-2017. She's a 2016 graduate of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina (go Camels) with a major in broadcasting and electronic media, and a minor in sports business. Lisa was also born and raised in the "forgotten borough" of Staten Island, New York.
Lisa's first love and passion is dance. She started dancing at the age of 4 and started helping teach and competing in middle school all the way through high school. With over 20 years of dance experience, she has taken classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, and her favorite genre, pointe. Growing up she attended classes at Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan and was captain of her college’s dance team senior year. Her most recent dance roles are dance captain of Southeast Alabama’s Community Theatre’s (SEACT) 2020 musical “Mamma Mia,” playing lead Velma Kelly in SEACT’s 2019 musical “Chicago,” and winning judges' choice in “Dancing with the Stars- Dothan Style” in 2018.
Since starting at TV20, she has been honored to host “Rock the Runway,” “Red Shoe Affair” and “Beyond Bourbon” in 2021, “Little Red Shoes" and "Beyond Bourbon" in 2020, all benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida. She also was a guest speaker at Premier Moms “I am Thankful Brunch,” has emceed The Education Foundation of Alachua County's "10th Annual A Night in the Big Apple,” event, and took part in Girls Inc. Dothan's "Work Like a Girl Wednesday" campaign, mentoring young females in journalism.
Dr. Anthony Offerle. Head of UF Opera Workshop Program. Former contestant. Years of experience performing in and directing musical and theatre productions.
Judi Markell loves to dance and has been doing so since a young child. Her mom and her aunt were both dance teachers and she grew up spending many hours in their studio. Throughout her life, Judi has been dancing in one way or another, despite a 30-year break while coaching NCAA women's gymnastics.
Judi danced competitively with her husband in country western and swing dance. She has spent the last 10 years dancing competitive ballroom as an amateur in both International and American Styles with her professional partner, Pasha Cherdantsau.