American political journalist, Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent at PBS NewsHour. Previously, she has worked for the Associated Press and CNN Radio. Also, she has reported on five U.S. presidential elections in the year 2018.
Lisa Desjardins’s Biography & Education
On 29th, January 1972, Lisa Desjardins born as Lisa Goddard in Hawaii, the United States of America. She is the daughter of parents Thomas Bohner Goddard (father) and Patricia Goddard (mother). Lisa’s father used to work in the Navy and later worked as a college teacher.
Her parents’ divorced when she was small. Then her father Thomas married again to Joan H Goddard with whom he had 7 children. So, she has 7 half-siblings, they grew in Annandale, Virginia. Having American nationality, Lisa is of mixed ethnicity.
Lisa graduated from the College of William & Mary located in Williamsburg, Virginia. She studied in college between the years 1990 and 1994. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Also, she received the first level graduate degree in Russian Studies from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in the year 1995. Lisa enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism located in Evanston, Illinois. In the year 1997, she graduated with a Master of Science degree in journalism.
Lisa Desjardins’s Ears
Her fans have search whether Lisa Desjardins has ears problems or not. She has absolutely fine ears. In most of her pictures, Lisa Desjardins’s ears can’t be seen properly. Her ears always cover by her long blonde hair. So her fans search about her ears.
Who is Lisa Desjardins Husband? Son
Lisa Desjardins is a happily married woman and the mother of a son. In the year 2007, she exchanged the wedding vows with her husband Jason Desjardins in a private ceremony. Before their marriage, they dated for some years. Since their marriage, the couple is having a blissful married life. Lisa on her marriage anniversary tweeted:
From their married life, the couple welcomed their son named Maximo Maurice born in the year 2016. Actually, they became parents after 9 years of their marriage life. Currently, the family of 3 lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Also, she once mentioned adoption through her Twitter account by saying:
What’s Lisa Desjardins Net Worth and Salary?
Lisa has been earning an impressive sum of money through her career as a political journalist. According to reports, she gets paid an annual salary of around $120 thousand from her working career. Lisa Desjardins has an estimated net worth of around $2 million USD.
Also, she earns an excellent amount from her current work as a writer for the NewsHour website. Working working in the CNN networks she gets paid between $69,445-$100,502. But the average salary of a journalist ranges from $33,530 to $62,692. But she earns more than the average salary, Lisa spent nearly a decade working in the journalism field.
Lisa Early Career
She began her professional career working for WBTW in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From the year 1998 to 1999, she worked for WBTW. After that, she was dismissed for unknown reasons. Then she joined “The Sun News as a freelancer” and at the same time freelancing for Reuters News Agency. Later she left “The Sun News” and joined WIS, an NBC affiliate as a political reporter.
Also, Lisa covered the South Carolina Legislature, the debate on the display of the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina State House, and the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. She became a newswoman at the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Associated Press in the year 2003. Then Lisa reported on, among other things, the 2004 presidential election; Medicaid; hurricanes; and the Iraq War.
Lisa Desjardins’s CNN Career
In the year 2005, she joined the CNN network where she worked for the CNN Radio Congress and CNN.com, and CNN News. After CNN Radio shut down in June 2013 and transferred to CNN Washington where she worked as the Capitol Hill correspondent.
In the CNN network, her most memorable coverages include the book on personal finance with Rick Emerson known as Zombie Economics. In the year 2014, she left the CCN network for work for the PBS NewsHour.
Lisa Desjardins’s PBS NewsHour
Currently, Lisa is working as a political journalist for PBS NewsHour. In the year 2014, she joined the station after she left her job in the CNN network. She has worked hard to bring up the standards of PBS Political news.
Because of her hard work, she was promoted to be the PBS Political director in the year 2015. Also, she features on both cameras and writing articles for the website NewsHour.