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Lisa Sylvester will co-anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. news on WPXI with David Johnson.
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

WPXI-TV is adding Lisa Sylvester to the Channel 11 News Team.

Sylvester will join co-anchor David Johnson for Channel 11 News at 6 p.m., Channel 11 News on Fox 53 and 11 at 11 beginning in October.

She comes to Pittsburgh from CNN, where she had been an anchor since 2004. Before that, Sylvester served as a correspondent for ABC.

Sylvester has earned multiple awards in her career, including a Business Emmy for a series about American jobs being sent overseas. She also played key roles in efforts that won CNN a Peabody Award and an Emmy award for coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks.

She holds a degree in international economics from Georgetown University and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

— Rachel Weaver

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