Lisa Nico

Lisa Nico
Lisa Nico
Lisa Nico is a proud Oregonian! She grew up in a small Portland suburb and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Communication and a certificate in Writing.

Lisa kicked off her professional writing career doing freelance work for the online magazine, What’s Happening PDX. In her autobiographical monthly column, “City Life,” Lisa took readers to exciting events around Portland that revolved around fashion, food, and fun. She continued her training while interning at KPTV in Portland, before moving to Eugene to work for KVAL as a multi-media journalist and producer in 2012.

When she’s not making the news, you can probably find Lisa in the kitchen! Her passions include food and drink, family and friends, movies and music, tennis, and spending time with her fluffy felines, Iggy and Bowie.

Lisa wants to report on the stories you care about. If you see something, or have a story idea, drop Lisa a line on email or Twitter.

Recent stories by Lisa Nico

Local & Regional Artists speak out after UO cancels free nude model drawing class Artists speak out after UO cancels free nude model drawing class (Photo Gallery) (Video)
After nearly two decades of meetings, the University of Oregon’s “Figure Drawing Group" has been erased from the arts program. The U of O’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts cut the program, citing a lack of funding for the free program and no way to ensure a safe environment for the nude models.
Local & Regional UO president paid $940K severance UO president paid $940K severance (Video)
The University of Oregon's governing board has appointed Provost Scott Coltrane to lead the school on an interim basis after President Michael Gottfredson's abrupt resignation.
Local & Regional Prescription Pressures: 'It did help with the grades, quite a bit' Prescription Pressures: 'It did help with the grades, quite a bit' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Studies shows up to a third of college students admit to using pharmaceuticals to give them the competitive edge in academics. "It made school easier. It made work easier, and then it made life easier,” one University of Oregon student told our KVAL News team.

Watch the story #liveonKVAL on Thursday at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
Politics Do you feel safe downtown? In your neighborhood? Survey says ... Do you feel safe downtown? In your neighborhood? Survey says ... (Video)
The community survey is available online. Hard copies are available at Municipal Court, 1102 Lincoln Street in Eugene. In addition, students from the University of Oregon and other community volunteers will be conducting "intercept surveys" with members of the public beginning in the downtown neighborhood. The City will collect survey responses through March, 2, 2014.