Lisa Mullins is the anchor and senior producer of PRI's "The World." In addition to hosting from the Boston studios, she has produced and reported from China, Albania, Italy, Mexico and Northern Ireland. She anchored the program from Hong Kong when the territory was handed back to China in 1997. She also covered the Republican National Convention in San Diego in 1996 and anchored that year's presidential election coverage from Washington.
Mullins brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism to PRI "The World." Her reports have aired on NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Performance Today." She co-produced "The Vegetable Chronicles," an award-winning series of public radio documentaries about diet and disease. For six years, she hosted the American broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day concert, performed in the Austrian capital.
Public radio program directors across the United States have named Lisa Mullins one of the best announcers in the public radio system. She has received the bronze award for Best Network Anchor in the New York Festival's international radio competition, and "Boston Magazine" has honored her with its Best Radio Voice Award. Her interview with the Episcopal bishop of Honduras, Leo Fradé, won "The World" a Golden Reel Award in the National News and Public Affairs category from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
In 2009, Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism named Mullins one of its 2009-10 Nieman Fellows, and she attended Harvard for a year of study, seminars and special events. For her core project, she conducted a real-time assessment of the resurgence of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy during the first 16 months of the Obama administration.