The name Lisa Colagrassi may be unfamiliar to many of you outside the USA, but to many of us in New York, Cleveland and Orlando, she was like that next door neighbor who was never afraid to tell you what was happening, looked out for her kids, and took her work seriously, but never herself.
Lisa reported the news on television stations in those markets, but she made a name for herself on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News. She immediately sprang into action right after the tragedy of 9/11/01, and covered everything from the Sandy Hook massacre to financial news. She also filled in for weekend and morning talent on local newscasts and anchored ABC 7's coverage of the 2014 Columbus Day Parade.
Not only was she proud of her Italian roots, but she was also a proud hockey mom and a devoted fan of the New York Rangers. (She even put on the mask and played goalie for her Facebook page!)
Like the Energizer Bunny, Lisa kept going and going until last Thursday when a brain hemorrage ended her career forever.
This blog sends its sincerest condolences to all those who were pleased to work with,know,or be related to Lisa Colagrassi. The clock has run out on one of the biggest fans in "Rangerstown,"and the world is a sadder place now that she's out of the game.