Lisa McClure Guthrie joined WebMD in 2021 as a health editor. She works on medical reference articles, features, and other content.
Guthrie is a native Georgian and has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. She was a writer, copy editor, and editorial manager at CNN for 25+ years. In addition to writing news and features, she played a role in the network’s political coverage, traveling to national conventions, as well as to Johannesburg for the historic South African elections. She also contributed to CNN’s live broadcast on September 11, 2001.
In her time away from TV, she wrote and edited digital content. Her work at Curing Kids Cancer brought her close to cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. With Jackson Healthcare, she focused on hospital and physician care, nursing trends and the charitable work of hospitals across the country. At Premier Anesthesia, Guthrie told stories of how technology helped improve operation rooms and, in turn, patient outcomes.
Social justice is an important component of her family life. She is very involved in the St. Vincent de Paul organization that serves people in need. She also is the communications lead for Fortunate and Faithful Families Atlanta, which works to improve the relationship between LGBTQ people and the Catholic Church.
She’s a non-judgmental foodie and unpretentious wine connoisseur. And, as do most people with orange hair, she detests clowns.