Lisa Peakes is the local host of NPR’s All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7. Lisa’s radio career spans over 35 years and includes work in commercial pop, alternative and rock formats throughout northern New England, where she created and hosted programs featuring celtic, blues, and early jazz music. She majored in acting at Emerson College in Boston, where she was in the national touring company of a production for deaf audiences and appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Equilibriumness. Lisa is a graduate of Vermont College at Norwich University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. In public radio, she’s received local and national awards for her work as a newscaster, and has been honored for her work as an investigative journalist. The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Lisa as Florida’s Anchor of The Year in 2017 and her newscasts were chosen as the best in the Southern states by the SPJ in 2016 and 2018. She is also a competitive bodybuilder.