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Author Reading and Signing - Lisa Thomas-Laury, On and Off Camera : When th...

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Join us at the Collingswood Book Festival to hear more about Lisa Thomas-Laury’s book On and Off Camera.

At the age of twenty-four, Lisa Thomas-Laury began working at WPVI-TV as a reporter and co-anchor of Action News in 1978. She covered the stories of everyday people around the region, as well as numerous political elections and conventions and the activities of political figures, from Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy to President Ronald Reagan and the inauguration of President Bill Clinton. In 1981 she received high praise for her reports from London on Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding. However, the stories she loves to tell the most are those of average people with unique experiences, and those who overcome major obstacles in their lives. In 2001 Lisa faced her own significant life challenge. She was struck with a rare nerve disorder that remained misdiagnosed for nearly two years. She left WPVI temporarily when her disease paralyzed her vocal cords. Lisa underwent a bone marrow transplant at the Mayo Clinic in 2004 and returned to Channel 6 two and a half years later. Lisa has received three honorary doctorate degrees and numerous other awards, including Philadelphia’s most prestigious accolade, the Liberty Bell Award. She retired in March 2016 after a second bone marrow transplant, having spent nearly four decades with WPVI-TV..

Lisa will be reading and discussing her book at 2:00 pm in Tent 1 with signings following the discussion.

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