Carissa Lehmkuhl

Carissa Lehmkuhl


Carissa Lehmkuhl joined the FOX 7 Austin team in January 2021.

She was born and raised in San Diego and received a broadcast journalism degree from Biola University. After working as a producer for Good Morning San Diego, she decided to venture out of California for the first time and got a job as an anchor/reporter for the ABC affiliate in Tri-Cities, Washington.

Though she never visited, she was always drawn to Austin and is excited for the opportunity to work here and explore a new city and state.

If you have a story idea for Carissa, email her at or contact her on Twitter or Facebook.

The latest from Carissa Lehmkuhl

Yogi fire in Bastrop County burns about 50 acres

According to the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, the fire started near Gotier Trace and South Old Potato Road around 2 p.m. Monday. Around 15-20 homes were evacuated for a couple of hours as a precaution.