Lena Tillett joined the WOWT 6 News team as a reporter in January 2014.
Prior to WOWT, she worked as a reporter at News 12 Brooklyn and the Bronx in New York City. There, she covered an incredible range of stories from city housing problems and crime to local festivals and art shows. Lena is passionate about storytelling and reporting live from the scene -- speaking directly to the viewer. She is thrilled to now anchor weekend newscasts and report in the heart of the Midwest.
Lena earned her graduate degree from New York University in News and Documentary. During graduate school, she traveled to Ghana to produce her master's thesis: a 35-minute documentary. Before graduate school, Lena worked at ESPN Radio and the NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut.
Lena is a graduate of Georgetown University (Go Hoyas!), where she double majored in English and Government, and studied abroad in Tanzania. She also hails from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: her family still tunes in to WOWT's live-stream to stay connected.
In her spare time, Lena spends time with family and friends, reads, and enjoys live music. She also loves to eat, not necessarily to cook, and try out new restaurants. Please email her if you have any suggestions in Omaha!