Lisa Desjardins is an American news reporter, currently working at the PBS NewsHour in the post of political director. Formerly, she worked at CNN and has also worked as a writer and wrote the book together with Rick Emerson titled Zombie Economics: A Guide to Personal Finance. She is married to Jason Desjardins and has a child.
Lisa Desjardins was born in Hawaii, United States. The exact date of her birth is not available but as per some records, her birth year could be 1971 or 1972. And the date of her birthday is January 30. As per her birth, she is an American and she belongs to the White ethnic group.
Only a few information about Desjardins parents is available. It is known that her father worked in the Navy and then worked as a college teacher. She has three siblings and seven half-siblings which are from her father’s side.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary in 1994. And, she graduated her Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Lisa Desjardins is married to Jason Desjardins. The couple was married on October 6, 2007. The information as to how and where they met and other courtship of their love life is missing. The couple is blessed with a child. They welcomed a new member to their family on March 4, 2016, a son named Maximo Maurice.
The couple is leading a happy married life along with their child. Recently, on October 6, 2017, the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
The couple spends time together and goes to various destinations for their vacations. The couple takes care of each other and they truly respect the love that binds them together.
Lisa Desjardins has an estimated net worth of $500,000. She garnered the net worth from her profession as a journalist. She earns a decent salary from her work. Moreover, the salary earned by her lies in the range of $62,763 to $100,512 per annum.
Prior to working at PBS Newshour, she worked at CNN and she earned an average of $69,000 annually from the network during her contractual period.
Lisa started her career at the television station WBTW in 1998. Soon afterward she joined The Sun News as a freelance reporter. Meanwhile, she also worked at the news agency Reuters.
However, after a few months, she left The Sun News and started working at Columbia NBC-affiliate television station WIS as a political reporter. In 2003, Desjardins got the post of newswoman at the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Associated Press.
Later, she joined CNN and worked with the network for nine years. Moreover, she performed the role of CNN Radio’s Congress correspondent, CNN.com reporter, and CNN News Channel reporter at the CNN network.
She left CNN in August 2014 due to the lay off of the workers by the company. Since then, she is associated with the PBS NewsHour.
She joined PBS NewsHour in October 2014 as a politics reporter. Eventually, in July 2015 she was promoted to the post of political director. Currently, she works at the PBS NewsHour.