Danielle Lerner is a passionate, engaging, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist turned PR support specialist, media consultant and coach who can do it all. After more than 15 years working in local news, Danielle stepped away from the anchor desk in 2022 to utilize her extensive skill set and communications expertise in new ways. From businesses, to non-profits and young journalists, she enjoys helping clients realize their potential and reach their communications goals. She is also available for emcee and voice over work.

Danielle’s most recent stint in local news brought her back home to Phoenix as an anchor/reporter at ABC15. During her more than seven years there, Danielle received two Emmy awards and several nominations, but her work took on more importance than ever in 2020.  As lead education reporter, Danielle spent more than a year using her expertise, sources and skills to help schools, teachers, students, and their families, navigate an unprecedented year of health concerns, remote learning and COVID safety protocols.

Also in 2020, after more than a decade of telling other people’s stories, Danielle decided to share her family’s own journey with postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her middle daughter.  Her three-part series on maternal mental health received immense praise from the community and took home an EMMY award. However, and most importantly, it solidified Danielle’s passion to advocate for preventing, treating and raising awareness about perinatal mood disorders.

Before returning home to Phoenix, Danielle was also a morning anchor for KVOA-TV’s “Tucson Today” and kicked off her career as a multimedia journalist, anchor and weather presenter at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Above all, Danielle’s favorite role is being a wife and mom.  She and her husband, Al, have known each other since high school.  They have three daughters, 5 and under, and are thrilled to be raising their family in their hometown. IF she has free time, Danielle enjoys baking and decorating sweets, exploring the outdoors, watching sports and spending time with friends and family.