While holding her 20-pound baby, Miller, doing laundry and talking to me, multi-tasking Lisa Schmidt from ProNews 7 took time out of her very busy schedule for our 'Little Known Facts' series. Lisa is a graduate from Canyon High School, known for their girl's basketball program. Although she is surrounded by a family of basketball lovers and players, she realized in the 6th grade that playing the sport wasn't for her. Schmidt decided that she 'didn't like to sweat.'

  • Do you have any hobbies?

    'I love to play golf with my husband, watch movies and listen to live music. I am a huge music nerd. I'm a fan of all types of music, except 80's hair bands. You can usually find me and the ProNews 7 staff playing the lyrics game. Someone will mention the lyrics to a song and I can tell you what the song is. We also will have a little karaoke singing right before the camera roll for the 6pm and 10pm newscast.

  • What's your favorite band?

    'I love the Old 97's out of Dallas. I got turned out to their music when I was in College.

  • How has mother changed your perspective?

    'I don't even remember what life was like before motherhood. I thought I was busy before Miller, but I had no idea. I am so happy to be a Mom and loving every minute of it. I wish I could be with him every minute of every day. I know that as soon as he learns to walk we're going to teach him to play golf.'

  • If you we're stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

    My family, a TV, I want to stay connected to the rest of the world, even if they don't know where I am. Also, to keep up with the current events in the world and my reality TV. Plus, my 'ultimate playlist,' with artists to be determined.'

  • Do you have any unusual talents?

    'My knowledge of music. You name the lyrics and I can tell you the song. I also play the clarinet, a little guitar and I am an excellent drummer on "Rock Band." Also, I can put on my make up in 3 minutes. Plus, I can play a mean round of "Name that County Seat.'

  • What's the weirdest job related question you've been asked?

    'Well, it's not really a weird question, but I get asked about my co-anchors all the time. Like, "What's Lee Baker really like?" (He's got a big 'ole heart), "Who does your hair and makeup and "Who picks out your clothes?" (Each of us do our own makeup and make our own clothes selections).'

  • If you weren't a journalist, what would you have been?

    'I have thought of teaching and I have substituted, but that is a hard job. It gave me a new respect for the teaching profession. I would probably would be working for a non-profit."

    (ed note: Lisa has a long standing relationship working with the MS Society)

  • Who are your occupational inspirations?

    'I love Meredith Vieira and Robin Roberts. I adore their demeanor and delivery. They come across as genuine people. I think the key to being successful is just to be yourself.'

  • Any funny 'behind the scenes' job related stories?

    'I remember one day I came in wearing a baseball cap, no makeup and my hair in a ponytail. I was working at my desk, it was about 4:45pm, when Jay (Ricci) leaned around the corner and reminded me that I was doing the 5pm Newscast that day. Within 15 minutes, I had my hair and makeup done and was ready for the camera to roll.'

  • What got you started in Broadcasting?

    'It was my Junior year at WT. I'd been in the broadcasting program for a year and thought the radio station was coo. One day, I filled in on a radio shift for a friend and fell in love with it. I enjoyed all the music and ad libbing. That same year I took a broadcast class at the "Canyon Weekly" and began putting stories together and anchoring. I love a good "feature" story. What I find to be the most challenging and rewarding is putting a good feature story together.'