One of the most respected news magazine producers in the country, Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey serves as Senior Executive Producer of the Emmy-Winning daily entertainment news show “Extra,” now in its 23rd season, and the Emmy-nominated true crime series “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.”
But more than her title roles are her innovative approaches that make Lisa stand out in the world. She’s grown Extra from a TV series into a multi-platform brand online and on air, and pivoted the network’s approach to programming by treating it as a lab to create and nest other original content. She also co-created and executive produced “CW Now,” which was profiled in The Wall Street Journal as the first news magazine to integrate advertising with content.
Pre-Telepictures, Lisa served as VP of News for the Fox Television Stations Group, where she was responsible for the hiring of on-air talent and news directors for 22 Fox owned-and-operated stations’ news departments, as well as the creation of original sweeps programming. Prior to Fox, she served as executive producer for the top-rated, nationally syndicated show “Hard Copy.”
Lisa has successfully run news operations in major markets nationwide, including New York, the most competitive market in the United States. In only 18 months, in her role as vice president and news director of WNYW-TV in New York, Gregorisch-Dempsey led the station to its best news ratings in over a decade. She has worked in seven markets throughout the United States in a variety of management positions.
But for us, it all started where her career began: in Miami, where she worked for seven years at WTVJ-TV as a reporter, producer and bureau chief, alongside — that’s right! — the chairman of our board (Tammi), whom Lisa later hired to develop a show, inspiring Tammi to move to Los Angeles and ultimately leave that show to found and grow Campowerment. Lisa has been an unconditional source of support and sky-high ideas that have catapulted Campowerment, followed by Give Her Camp, to today.