Lisha (pronounced LYE-sha) is a journalist based in New York City, where she covers the East Village and Lower East Side for, a hyperlocal news site.

She was previously on staff at and the Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan, where she was part of a team that won first place in the “Most Innovative Storytelling” category in the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest hosted by the Michigan Press Association.

Her work has also been published by WNYC, City Limits magazine and The Local, a hyperlocal blog run by the New York Times and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Lisha was born and raised in the New York Tri-State area. She received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

In her spare time, Lisha likes to tackle her never-ending reading list, catch up on the latest TV shows and experiment in the kitchen (she makes a great sage and butternut squash pasta). She also loves to travel and experience local cuisine, whether it’s kangaroo burgers, weiner schnitzel or Cincinnati-style chili.

Check out her work and connect with her on social media.