OFB has learned of a new reporter assigned to the Washington Capitals. Lisa Hillary has joined Comcast SportsNet as an anchor/reporter. Lisa will serve as the primary reporter for the network’s Washington Capitals coverage. Along with her duties with the Capitals, she will be anchoring the network’s live daily news shows, SportsRise and SportsNite.
Lisa was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and began her career in broadcasting as a general assignment reporter for CHUM Television in Pembroke, Ontario. She then moved to Calgary, Alberta, working for TSN anchoring the weekend edition of SportsCentre and covering the Flames along with the NFL and CFL. Her most recent assignment before Comcast SportsNet found her back at CHUM in 2005 as an anchor/reporter for A-Channel Ottawa.
A sports enthusiast who loves tennis and swimming, Lisa said this about her job in broadcasting.
“I love the interaction of broadcasting. The highlight of every day is being given the opportunity to get up close with people in the community.”
In adding to their coverage of an underserved beat, Comcast SportsNet has rewarded the Captials’ faithful with a seasoned hockey reporter. OFB welcomes Lisa to her second nation’s capital and it is our hope that she brings to her new beat a Canadian sensibility for covering hockey in this burgundy and gold town.