2013 Woman One
Woman One 2013, Honoring Lisa Thomas-Laury, Was Celebrated on April 29, at the Rittenhouse Hotel
A versatile news journalist, Thomas-Laury was honored on April 29, 2013 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia as the 11th annual Woman One recipient.
A graduate of Marshall University, Thomas-Laury joined 6ABC in 1978, as noon co-anchor and reporter. In 1983, she became co-anchor of the 5:00 p.m. weekday newscast. During the 1980s and 90s, she hosted 6ABC's award-winning monthly Public Affairs program, "Fast Forward," and its "Children First" series. Thomas-Laury has covered several political elections as well as the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 2000.
She left WPVI in 2003 after being diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, a rare nerve disorder. After undergoing a bone marrow transplant, she returned to 6ABC as a reporter and anchor in 2006.
In 2004 she received the "Braveheart Award" from the local chapter of the NAACP for her dedication to her work and community. She is currently an honorary chairperson for Maternity Care Coalition, an organization that supports mothers in need throughout the Delaware Valley. She was awarded Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Award from the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities in 2008.
Lisa Thomas-Laury and Lynn Yeakel
The 2013 Woman One Scholars: Angela Bryant, Christina Schroeder, Ingrid Schmiederer and Susan Ramirez-Chung
President John Fry, Lisa Thomas-Laury and Lynn Yeakel
Dean Daniel Schidlow, Lisa Thomas-Laury, and Lynn Yeakel with the 2013 Woman One Scholars, Susan Ramirez-Chung, Angela Bryant, Christina Schroeder and Ingrid Schmiederer
Dean Schidlow, Lisa Thomas-Laury, and Lynn Yeakel with all of the current Woman One Scholars
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