2013 APTRA Winner for “Best Anchor”
Danielle Lerner is a passionate, engaging, award-winning broadcast journalist who can do it all. She speaks Spanish and has a proven record of ratings improvement. Having lived, studied and worked in five different states stretching from the beautiful Central Coast of California, to Chicago and Washington, D.C., Danielle is thrilled to be back home in Phoenix. She is currently the Weekend Anchor at KNXV ABC 15 and a Multimedia Journalist. She has extensive breaking news and live experience, can shoot, write and edit for broadcast and the web, all while utilizing social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to connect with viewers on a daily basis.
Prior to joining the KNXV team, Danielle was a Morning Anchor for KVOA-TV’s “Tucson Today” for three years. She loved helping Tucsonans get their days going with all of the morning’s news, weather and traffic. Her reporting on Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery, one year after the mass shooting in Tucson, won a Mark Twain Award for “Best Serious Feature.” She was also honored with the 2013 APTRA Award for “Best Anchor.” Her series profiling families whose loved ones went MIA during the Vietnam War was also nominated for an Emmy.
Before heading to KVOA, Danielle worked at KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, CA. She started as a bureau reporter and eventually became the Weekend Anchor/Weekend Executive Producer/Weekend Weather Anchor/Main Weather Fill-in and a Multimedia Journalist! She reported on several national stories, including Proposition 8, the state budget crisis and the Gap, Tea and Jesusita fires. Danielle was nominated for a Mark Twain Award for “Best Spot News” story while covering the Tea Fire in November of 2008. She was also nominated for APTRA’s “Reporter of the Year” award in 2010.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys exploring the great outdoors, reading, running, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. She has completed a sprint triathlon, three half marathons and finished her first FULL marathon in January of 2014!