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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on Twitter or Facebook.
A Russian national was arrested in Austin because of suspected ties to a sanctioned Russian oligarch. This, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Texas shooting spree suspect Shane James had a pre-trial hearing on Thursday.
Xavier Zarate, the man responsible for the 2022 death of a 13-year-old boy in Austin will not be going to prison.
A local commercial pilot said he can no longer fly, as of now, because of how the FAA is addressing veterans and mental health. He said his story highlights a much broader dilemma.
A downtown Austin business owner is seeking a more proactive, less reactive approach to the city's homeless crisis.
The latest numbers from ECHO put Austin's homeless count at roughly 6,683, with 1,153 currently sheltered and 5,530 currently unsheltered.
Members of the Austin for Palestine Coalition rallied outside City Hall and addressed city council members during a meeting.
Austin-area rideshare drivers went on strike Wednesday over pay, safety and other concerns. A small group of them gathered at the Austin airport.
As plans to expand I-35 get underway, businesses to the east and west of the freeway are facing a harsh reality. 7 On Your Side reporter Carissa Lehmkuhl has the details.
The goal is to provide more space for homeless residents who may be displaced by upcoming construction on I-35.