Anchor of the award-winning “FOX 10 News at 5 p.m.” and “FOX 10 News at 9 p.m,” Kari Lake has a BA in communications and journalism from the University of Iowa and is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter. She has received special recognition for her coverage of landmine removal efforts in Cambodia, as well as for a half-hour special she wrote and anchored. She volunteers with a number of charities in the Valley, particularly Save the Family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with her husband, daughter, son and dog.
Where were you born ?
I was raised in Iowa... along the Mississippi River, but I was born just over the bridge in Illinois.
How long in Phoenix:
Since August of 1994. I drove into town on a hot 113-degree day and loved the heat immediately. Still do. Summertime is the best time.
News anchor for Fox10 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Barrio Cafe (16th Street and Thomas)
Gotta go to San Diego or Honolulu for that! I used to like Zen32, but it closed.
Best Ethnic Food:
Thai — Wild Thaiger on Central Avenue. Indian — Flavors of India (16th Street and Campbell)
Spasso's Italian Bar & Grill (20th Street and Camelback) or Avanti
Best place for late night dining:
Delux Burger (32nd Street and Camelback)
Banana Cream Pie at Zinburger, Chocolate Souffle at Vincent on Camelback
Best place for a romantic date:
Barrio Cafe or Spasso’s Italian Bar & Grill
Best Sunday brunch:
Drinks at Jade Bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Phoenix:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
I don't like to shop, so I definitely wouldn't consider any place I do shop a favorite.
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Naughton Jewelers (friendly neighborhood place)
Joya at Montelucia Resort
Favorite Charity Event:
The AZ Historical Society Children’s Christmas Party
Favorite Cultural Event:
Feast of San Genaro, Little Italy, NYC
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Ballet AZ performances
Best Aspect of Phoenix:
Sunshine almost every day! And just enough heat to keep the wimps away.
Durant’s! (Central Avenue)
Pino's Pizza Al Centro (Thomas and Second Avenue)
Pino's Pizza Al Centro (excellent sandwiches and salads!!!) or Vincent Market Bistro if you have time to sit down and sip some wine.
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
The Village Health Club
Josette Sullins! (www.godehp.com) She works magic. I refuse to have a massage by anyone else. She's been the only person to give me a massage in 13 years!
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Phoenix Art Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Sedona or Grand Canyon. Also, San Xavier del Bac.
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