Born and raised in the Wichita suburb of Haysville, Ms. Teachman is excited and proud to return to her hometown. KSNW-TV is where she began her broadcasting career in 1996 as a meteorology intern under the leadership of the station’s former Chief Meteorologist, Dave Freeman, who retired in May 2017. Upon completing her undergraduate studies at Wichita State University and Mississippi State University, Lisa went on to serve weather teams in Huntington, WV; Baltimore, MD; and Kansas City, MO.
Ms. Teachman has earned the American Meteorological Society “Seal of Approval” and brings more than 14 years of professional experience to her new role at KSN News, including 10 years of forecasting severe weather in Kansas and Missouri. In 2011, she reported live from Joplin in the hours following the catastrophic EF5 tornado that struck the city. She saw her first tornado in Moundridge, KS, in 2012.
Her passion for meteorology began in her youth. Her father is a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service volunteer, assisting in emergency communications for Sedgwick County. Her hometown was hit twice by devastating tornadoes in 1991 and 1999.
In her spare time, you’ll find Lisa taking her 3 dogs for long walks with her husband. She also loves country music and eating as much BBQ as she can!