Biography of Lisa Sliwa
Lisa Evers (born June 15, 1953) is an American general assignment reporter for FOX 5 News in New York City. She covers a wide variety of stories, but specializes in crime and counter-terrorism, breaking news and exclusives.
Evers interviewed such celebrities as Derek Jeter, Jay-Z and 50 Cent. She occasionally hosts FOX 5's public affairs show, "Good Day Street Talk" on topical issues. In addition to television, Evers hosts a weekly #1 rated community affairs talk show on New York's Hot 97 FM radio. With the support of FOX 5 and HOT 97, she led a drive that brought a truckload of new clothes, sneakers and toys to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to FOX 5, Evers was a general assignment reporter for 1010 WINS, the nation's #1 news radio station. She reported live from Ground Zero on September 11, and for many days following the terror attacks. She began at WINS as a free lance reporter, and was also working for CNN Radio Network, and the ABC Radio Network.,
Evers has a black belt in karate and has been featured in self-defense videos for women. In 1987 she was the first woman to be inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as "Woman of the Year". She authored several monthly columns in Black Belt between 1986 and 1994.
Evers was once vice-president of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer crime-fighting organization. At that time she was married to its founder, Curtis Sliwa and was known as Lisa Sliwa and worked as a model with Elite Model Magnagement in New York and Paris. With Sliwa, she co-hosted a talk radio show on WABC-AM in New York City that ended shortly before their divorce.
World Wrestling Federation
A trained martial artist, she briefly attempted to become a professional wrestler joining the World Wrestling Federation. She appeared on Tuesday Night Titans in 1985 and demonstrated several self-defense holds. There was speculation that she wrestled as the masked competitor Spider Lady (a role that would later be portrayed by Fabulous Moolah); however, Wendi Richter revealed in an interview that the Spider Lady character was actually portrayed by female wrestler Glenn Dean. Eventually, she wrestled as Lisa Sliwa in 1986.