Paula Lyons named to New England Broadcasters Hall of Fame


Paula Lyons of Vineyard Haven will be inducted into the New England Broadcast Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 13. According to a press release, Ms. Lyons was a nationally recognized consumer reporter for 25 years. She was the consumer editor for Boston’s WBZ-TV, Channel 4, from 1994 to 2003, host of “Lyons on the Lookout,” covering consumer issues that concern New Englanders. Prior to joining the station, she was a consumer editor for ABC Television’s “Good Morning America” from 1989 to 1994, and also for WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston, from 1978 to 1989. Lyons has been honored with the Consumer Federation of America’s prestigious Outstanding Consumer Media Service Award and the National Press Club’s Journalism Award for Best Investigative Reporting. She has been a contributing writer on consumer issues for the national magazine Ladies’ Home Journal, and is also a regular panelist with her husband, journalist/playwright/poet Arnie Reisman, on National Public Radio’s weekly comedy quiz show “Says You.” Prior to her television career, she worked in various capacities for the city of Boston, including as press secretary to Mayor Kevin H. White, assistant director of the Mayor’s Office of Communications and deputy director of the Office of Federal Relations. She has also worked as a teacher in Boston and at the American School of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Lyons holds a bachelor of science degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.