Lila Lazarus leads her life at a pace that is breathtaking, invigorating and fulfilling– and that’s just in the morning! She is an award-winning journalist who has anchored the news in Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts. Lila runs a production company, Lila Productions, and currently hosts the award-winning Discover Remarkable series on WXYZ. Never afraid of a challenge, Lila swam the Straits of Mackinac (a 5-mile swim) to raise money and awareness for Mentor Michigan. Each fall, she climbs from one end of the Grand Canyon to the other (21 miles) and back again. In 2007, Lila was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. An avid motorcyclist, Lila was recently named Michigan’s Ambassador of Motorcycle Safety. Extremely active in community and charitable organizations, Lila serves on multiple boards and is currently President of Kids Kicking Cancer. She’s also very involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. She’s been a Big Sister for 20 years.
A graduate of Kalamazoo College, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts and the University of Bonn in Germany, Lila holds two Masters Degrees. Her professional accomplishments include covering Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in South Africa and receiving multiple Emmy Awards, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Award, two Clarion Awards and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award in back-to-back years. Most recently, she received the 2014 Telly Award for Social Responsibility on local television. Little known fact: Lila loves to talk. In fact, she speaks 5 languages! Lila creates adventures each and every day. (On her last birthday, she turned the party into a surprise wedding.)Whether she’s attempting the Firefighter Fitness Test, flying an F-18 with the Blue Angels or flying a hot air balloon to fulfill the wishes of a young woman battling cancer, she inspires people to live life to the fullest.