Lisa Krch, Channel 29 News Anchor, has a new viewer to watch her evening broadcasts – her brand-new, baby son, Dillon. Born on New Year's Eve day, Dillon joins his big brother Brady, who just turned three. Second time around, Lisa says she has learned to streamline her life.
"I have become a lot more efficient – my skin-care routine is back to the basics:
I am more efficient with the way I shop for groceries, the way I pick out my work outfits. I get all my outfits ready on Sunday, and I don't change my mind. I can't, I don't have time," she says.
Before her maternity leave, Lisa was on the morning news, which meant she had to wake up at 2:45 a.m. and get to work at 4:00 a.m. So, when she was offered the evening news position, she says, "I jumped at the chance." Now her schedule means spending her mornings with her boys. She doesn't have to go into work until 2:00 p.m. to prepare for the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. news on CBS and the 10:00 p.m. news on Fox.
|With a supportive husband and a close-knit group of girlfriends, Lisa has found a "mommy" network that works for her. |
With a supportive husband and a close-knit group of girlfriends, Lisa has found a "mommy" network that works for her. With her parents eight hours away in her hometown of Ely, Nevada, Lisa has bonded with her girlfriends, and they swap advice and even maternity clothes.
Lisa's committed to getting back into shape after her pregnancy. She works out four times a week doing a circuit cardio and weight training routine. "It's not as much to me about losing the weight, but, I know the energy level I need to chase two little boys around. When I make time to go to the gym, I feel so much stronger and confident," she says.
As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors. As regular visitors of CALM, Brady especially loves the bears, and Lisa likes supporting a good cause. They meet friends at the park, go rafting in Kernville, and even take their motorcycles and quads for family rides in Ely.
In her professional life, Lisa has seen a lot of technological changes in the industry,
especially with the cameras. While going to college at University of Nevada in Reno, she was an associate producer and camera operator at a local station. Nowadays, there are no camera operators; the cameras are robotic.
Before moving to Bakersfield, Lisa worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer in Chico and also in Eureka. She has received several honors and awards over the years for her community involvement and has also been recognized for excellence in reporting and anchoring.
Check out Lisa's recipe from her mother-in-law:
Chicken and Spinach Risotto
1 Tbls. oil
1 lb. boneless/skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cups spinach, washed and dried
1-1/2 cups uncooked Minute rice
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
1-10.5 oz can condensed chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Heat oil in large, deep, non-stick skillet on med. Add chicken, cook 10 minutes until cooked through, stirring often. Add spinach, rice, tomatoes, broth, and water. Mix well, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 5 min. Stir in parmesan cheese, serve, and enjoy!