Danielle Lerner is a passionate, engaging, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist who can do it all. 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 at KNXV. She currently co-anchors “ABC 15 Mornings” from 4:30-7, along with the station’s midday show from 11am-noon. She also heads up the station’s education and health beats. Since joining the ABC15 team in 2014, Danielle has received an Emmy award and an Emmy nomination for “Best Anchor” in the Rocky Mountain region. The Associated Press also recognized her, and her co-anchors, as the “Best Anchor Team.”
Prior to joining the KNXV team, Danielle was a Morning Anchor for KVOA-TV’s “Tucson Today.” Her anchoring and reporting garnered an Emmy nomination and several awards from the Associated Press, including “Best Serious Feature” for her work chronicling Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery, one year after the mass shooting in Tucson.
After receiving her Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, Danielle got her official start in the business 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 and was honored with several award nominations, including “Best Spot News” and “Reporter of the Year.”
In her free time, Danielle enjoys exploring the great outdoors, reading, exercising, spending time with friends and family and volunteering in the community. She is so grateful to be back home in the desert with her husband, Al, and their daughter, Addison!