Sports/News Reporter and Anchor
Lisa MacGregor came to Global Calgary four years ago after getting her start at CBC as researcher and reporter during Alison Redford’s election run. Lisa anchors sports on the weekend and reports on local and breaking news during the week.
Originally from Edmonton, Lisa came to Calgary for school and graduated SAIT’s broadcast news program before completing her communications degree at Griffith University on Australia’s Gold Coast.
A varsity soccer player growing up, Lisa honed her skills playing for the SAIT Trojans. She also emceed games for the University of Calgary and SAIT athletics while in school – an experience that earned Lisa valuable sports connections early in her career.
Local sports coverage is a priority for Lisa and she approaches midget hockey highlights with the same enthusiasm and excitement as an NHL game.
Lisa fondly remembers a father in Leduc who built a replica hockey rink for his children in his backyard, complete with mini rink boards and logos – an only-in-Alberta story that was picked up by Hockey Day in Canada. “The legendary Ron MacLean threw to my story; it was unreal so early in my career,” Lisa says. “I met him a few weeks later and he was just as genuine in person.”
A big traveler, Lisa takes every opportunity to get away. “If I have the opportunity to go somewhere, even for two days, I’ll do it.”
Watch Below: Meet Global News Sports anchor Lisa MacGregor. Lisa recounts growing up in Edmonton and how a fateful offer led to her into a broadcasting career.