Cumberland University


News 2 Weathercaster Lisa Patton to emcee at Phoenix Ball



Cumberland University is delighted to announce that News 2 Weathercaster Lisa Patton will serve as emcee for the 30th annual Phoenix Ball on Saturday, June 1.

A native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Patton serves as the weathercaster on News 2 at 4, 4:30, 5, 6, and 10 p.m. She has been tracking weather and helping to keep our neighbors across Middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky safe with News 2's StormTracker for the past 22 years.

News 2 Weathercaster,
Lisa Patton


Patton spent her childhood in Mt. Juliet and is a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School.  She attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and graduated with a degree in Communications. In 1982, she started her broadcasting career as a radio disc jockey and later as a weathercaster in Knoxville. She spent four years at WTVD-TV in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina television market before joining News 2 in July of 1991.

Patton is one of the few television weathercasters in Nashville who was born and raised in Tennessee, giving her the tremendous advantage of working in front of her hometown audience. She is recognized as one of Middle Tennessee's most trusted and reliable weathercasters.

One of the premier charity events in Tennessee, the Phoenix Ball is a black tie gala benefiting Cumberland University that is attended by hundreds of prominent Middle Tennesseans and their guests. This wonderful spring gala is celebrating its 30th year and returns to the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center after spending the last few years in Cumberland’s historic Baird Chapel.

For more information, please visit the Phoenix Ball website at or contact the Office of Advancement at (615) 547-1269.