Lionel Moise joined the News19 team in September of 2012, and is excited to call Columbia home.
Lionel came from WXIA in Atlanta, GA where he was a reporter/producer. He started in Atlanta through Gannett's Talent Development Program.
Service has always been a central part of Lionel's life. Prior to starting his news career, Lionel worked on President Clinton's Haiti Team. As a Haitian-American, it was important for him to get involved after the devastating earthquake. Lionel developed programs to provide support and counseling to Haitians who became amputees as a result of the earthquake. He also handled all of President Clinton's correspondence for the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC).
Lionel grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and attended the University of Miami, where he served as Student Body President. It was there that he discovered his love for news.
In his spare time, he enjoys running, swimming, and anything that will allow him to be near water. Lionel is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and Alpha Phi Alpha. He was awarded the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Pioneer award for his coverage of the historic MLK monument. He also won two group Emmy awards for the station's coverage of the CRCT cheating scandal, and their overall 6pm newscast.
Lionel is excited to get involved in the Midlands, and frequently volunteers. He is very passionate about HIV/AIDS awareness and living an active and healthy lifestyle.
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