Lissette Campos (Tampa)
Lissette is a seven-time Emmy award winning journalist with a career spanning 30 years. As the Director of Community Affairs for WFTS ABC Action News and host of “Positively Tampa Bay”, Lissette produces segments to promote fearless leaders, causes, events, and informative segments to help others. She is best known for her compassionate storytelling of every day heroes in the community. Under her leadership the “Taking Action Against Domestic Violence” campaign has earned more than a dozen national, regional, and state journalism awards and is credited with a 77% increase in calls to the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline. She has used empathy and compassion while interviewing many domestic violence survivors and has empowered them to share their stories of survival in order to save other lives. In her personal time, Lissette volunteers with many organizations to serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies and a keynote speaker at special events.
Lissette’s work has been recognized by the Florida Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences. Her most memorable assignments include undercover reports from Russia and Cuba and interviewing the Dali Lama; former presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Sr.; former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Fidel Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez Revuelta, upon her defection to the United States.