Lenise Ligon joined WALA in March 2008. In addition to co-anchoring FOX10 News at 4, 5, and 9 p.m., her Daily Dot Com reports are a fun way for Lenise to share her love of technology with her audience.
Before working her way to the Gulf Coast, Lenise began her career as an entertainment host for WDIV in metro-Detroit, her hometown area. From there, Lenise worked at WKBN as a reporter in Youngstown, OH.
She then moved on to WNEM in Saginaw, MI as a reporter/anchor, followed by a three-year stint at WBTV in Charlotte as a co-anchor of the morning and noon newscasts.
Lenise received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Michigan State University. With a passion for speaking at schools and devoting time to various community organizations, Lenise has received many awards for volunteerism.
For her long-time involvement and hard work, Lenise has also been recognized by the American Heart Association for her dedication to educating the public on the importance of maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Practicing what she preaches, Lenise has recently become an avid runner and has already competed in two half-marathons.
In her free time, Lenise loves to run, travel, and spend quality time with family and friends. Lenise enjoys movies and watching basketball and football, too… she’s a huge Detroit Pistons’ and Lions’ fan.
When asked who or what has had the greatest impact on her life, the answer is easy. Lenise’s greatest role models have always been her mother and grandmother.
“My mother is one of my best friends. She was a single parent and among the many lessons she taught me, there’s one that always stuck with me—that you have to work hard for what you want in life. Ethel, my grandmother, was perhaps the biggest giver I’ve ever known. She spent much of her life helping others and would have never hesitated to give a complete stranger the clothes off her back.”
Lenise and her husband currently reside in Baldwin County with their son, Sidney and daughter Phoenix.