Kari Lake stands as a symbol of truth in journalism and represents the growing ranks of
journalists who have walked away from the mainstream media market peddling fake news.
Lake is a former evening anchor for FOX 10 News in Phoenix, who was number one in ratings
for more than two decades at Fox. She was half of the top-rated anchor team of “Hook & Lake”
for 22 years on Fox 10 in Arizona. She and John Hook were the longest running anchor team in
the US. Lake is a household name in Arizona—trusted for her fair coverage of stories affecting
the state since 1994.
She stunned viewers when she resigned in 2021 at the top of her game blowing the whistle on the
dishonesty and bias in the media. Lake walked away from a lucrative and high-profile career.
In a video announcing her departure to Arizona viewers, Lake said she is concerned about how
journalism has changed since she first entered the news business, “I don’t like the direction it is
going. The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented
in every newsroom at every level and in each position.”
Lake said she no long felt proud to be a member of the media and no longer wanted to read
“news copy that [she] did not believe was fully truthful or only told part of the story.” She
decided she had to leave after realizing by remaining she was contributing to the fear and
division in America.
Lake credits her return to her faith for finding the courage to step into the unknown and leave a
safe job saying she seeks guidance each day by asking God to “use her as He sees fit.”
Lake has won Emmy Awards and AP Awards for her reporting and anchoring. Some of the most
memorable are stories took her to the landmine fields of Cambodia, to the White House—twice.
She has conducted three exclusive interviews with sitting U.S. Presidents and covered stories allacross the beautiful state of Arizona, but her favorite stories are those involving regular people
doing amazing things.
Before joining FOX’s Phoenix affiliate, Lake worked as a news and weather anchor and reporter
at NBC and CBS stations in New York, Arizona, and Illinois.
Lake was raised in Iowa, the youngest in a family of nine children: eight girls & one boy. She
received her degree from the University of Iowa.
Kari enjoys reading, swimming, and hiking with her family. After recently taking up golf she is
working diligently on her swing and her patience. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Phoenix
with their daughter and son and three dogs.
1 Timothy 6:6-12