Lisa Cannon is a popular presenter who has been a constant fixture on Irish television screens for over fifteen years. Prior to television, she presented on Irish radio for five years. She was co-host on Q102’s ‘The Big Saturday Show’ and was a regular segment contributor on FM104’s ‘Breakfast Show’ as Colm and Jim Jim’s roving interviewer and reporter.
Over the years, she has presented on RTE’s prime time show ‘Nationwide’, City Channel’s ‘Better Health’ and ‘On The Box’. She also presented on ‘The Early Show’, a CBS television program broadcast to over 3 million US viewers, demonstrating her diversity and experience in interviewing styles on both radio and television. For ten years, viewers tuned into TV3’s daily entertainment show ‘Xpose’ to watch Lisa co-anchor the show, interview the world’s leading celebrities and report from red carpets across the globe. Currently, Lisa co-anchors TV3’s live weekend breakfast shows, ‘Saturday AM’ and ‘Sunday AM’.
Lisa has interviewed the world’s most influential and popular celebrities which reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Celebrities she has interviewed include Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston, Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Spielberg, Angelina Jolie, Sir. Paul McCartney, Kate Winslet, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Mariah, Celine Dion, Kylie, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Kim Kardashian, to name just a few! A regular on the red-carpet, she has interviewed international stars for events like the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, The Golden Globes, Tribeca, The IFTA’s, Edinburgh Film Festivals and The BAFTA’s.
A Trinity College Graduate with a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from the Samuel Beckett Centre and a Master’s Degree in Film Production, Lisa has always maintained her interest in production and has trained on film and television sets in Ireland on ‘King Arthur’, ‘In America’ and ‘Bachelors Walk’, and in the U.S.A. on HBO’s ‘Sex and the City’.
More recently, she co-produced the acclaimed, controversial documentary ‘I shot John Lennon’ for Channel 4 and NBC and also developed, produced and starred in ‘From Presenter to Powerlifter’, a documentary broadcast on TV3 charting her eight-week journey to take part in the powerlifting championships. Lisa is a talented and astute writer. She was Editor for the ‘Irish Wedding Diary’ for eleven years.