Lisa Rose is a research librarian at CNN, providing information on deadline to producers, correspondents, bookers and other clients worldwide.
Lisa Rose is a research librarian at CNN, providing information on deadline to producers, correspondents, bookers and other clients worldwide. She has written an eclectic array of stories for CNN, from data-driven articles about terrorism prosecutions to features about Groundhog Day and barbershop quartets. Rose was a member of CNN's Reality Check 2016 election fact checking team, vetting claims made by candidates during debates, conventions and town halls.
Prior to joining CNN, Rose worked at the Star-Ledger newspaper in New Jersey for 17 years. She started out as an arts critic, reviewing concerts and movies. She wrote a weekly nightlife column and a celebrity interview series called "Listen In." In 2009, she became a video journalist, producing dozens of two-minute epics, including the viral hits "Jersey Butchers Warn Against Wearing Lady Gaga Meat Dress for Halloween" and "Jersey Groundhog Predicts Weather and Teams for First Groundhog Day Super Bowl." In 2010, Rose moved from features to news, specializing in offbeat enterprise stories with strong visuals for the front page and participated in team coverage of breaking news including Bridgegate, Sandy Hook, the Boston Marathon bombing and the bin Laden raid. After Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in 2012, she got a year-long assignment to chronicle storm recovery.
Rose received a 2015 New Jersey Press Association award for her features portfolio, which included a story about homemade 9/11 memorials, an investigation into Seaside Heights motels that shelter sex offenders and a lifestyle piece about "carnies" at local fairs.
A vegan from Long Island, Rose studied film as an undergrad at Hofstra University and got a master's degree in library science from Rutgers University. She has marched (twice) as a clown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.