Veteran QVC Host Lisa Mason, At The Network 15 Years, Is Leaving Next Week

Longtime QVC host Lisa Mason, one of our favorites, is leaving the home shopping network next week. Mason, who we never knew was an Emmy winner, joined QVC in 1995.

We first heard of her exit on a home shopping forum, and then read Mason’s Facebook page, which is sending her fans to her website, lisamason.org.

Lisa Mason won't be around to tell us about Gino anymore

She posted this blog on it Thursday:

Please join me on December the 14th at 5 p.m. as I say goodbye to my QVC life. I love you like crazy and will see you very, very soon!! I will have other things I would like to share with you on the 15th of December on this website. God Bless You and Happy, Happy Holidays!!! P.S. Gino sends his love.

Gino, by the way, is Mason’s husband, a big Samoan former personal trainer that she often mentioned on the air. They live in Manhattan and Mason would commute to West Chester, Pa., which is a haul — and a tough way to live, if you ask us.

We always liked Mason because even though she was a Southern bell, she would sometimes make double entendres and had a bit of an edge to her. You could tell that she was a lot hipper than her QVC persona.

She sent a message after we e-mailed her last night. “Hi darlin. I am done on Dec 14! I am leaving because it’s just time! I
have written a little book. It is out in about two months, so that is my project for now.”

First Rick Domeier is an author, and now Mason?

Mason’s homepage has this message:

I’m Lisa Mason. You might recognize me as a host on QVC, the world’s most successful shopping network. But I am also an Emmy award-winning news anchor and producer. I do professional voice-over work and like to write and sing, as well. On this site, you will find samples of my work. Please feel free to take a look.

While I would never call myself a motivational speaker, I do sincerely love public speaking. So if your group needs a chuckle or a bit of up-lifting, I’m your gal. In fact, my last speaking engagement included a portion of a story I wrote. More on that in new projects.

She is apparently looking for a new gig, since one of the tabs on her site is “Hire Me.” Join the club!

Mason said that she enjoyed her QVC tenure, writing:

What a ride! 15-plus years of presenting products and spending time with friends. I have come to love my co-workers as if they were family members. I also have had the chance to travel. Italy, Ireland (twice!) Canada and numerous places around the U.S. I worked with celebrities and cherish their friendships. But the best part of the job…the very best…was interacting with the viewers. The precious people who took the time to spend time with me each day. I will never forget it! I will never forget you!”

Little did we know that Mason had a background in TV news, calling it her “passion,” as her website explains.

Emmy award-winning host and writer Lisa Mason began her news career in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1987. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, Lisa joined the Fox affiliate as weekend news anchor where she remained for two years.

In 1989, Lisa joined PBS as anchor, producer and writer. While there, she anchored the evening newscast and hosted a weekly talk show. During her five year tenure, Lisa wrote and produced several award-winning documentaries. Among them was Faces of Aids for which she received an Emmy Award. The Society of Professional Journalism also honored her for her documentary When Children Kill . In addition, Lisa wrote, hosted and produced The Western Heritage Awards.

We’ll miss you, girlfriend!

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12 Responses to “Veteran QVC Host Lisa Mason, At The Network 15 Years, Is Leaving Next Week”

  1. Mary Gray Says:

    This was a great to know. Thanks.

  2. Hugh Jee Says:

    Linda- from the contents of this post on the QVC website it appears that Lisa M may already have a gig lined up in TV news. It really isn’t clear from the wording. I was surprised that she lives in NYC and has been commuting to West Chester for awhile.

    Maybe the ambiguity of the QVC statement has some contractual ramification.

    If she is going back into news, I wonder if it’s on air or behind the scenes, or will she go network or local? CBS is going through a shakeup on its Early Show…..I wonder if that’s a factor.

  3. homeshoppingista Says:

    Thanks Hugh Jee. I will have to post that link from the newsletter.

  4. Daphne Says:

    What a bummer, I just adore her, never pushy with her selling and just seems like a really nice lady explaining a product, I wish her well in her next endeavor.

  5. marlena striar Says:

    lisa..will surely miss you on qvc..you were my favorite host..loved your personality and your presentation…wishing you the best of luck in your new endeavors and the very happiest of holidays…all the best…
    marlena

  6. linda Says:

    I watched her last show and cried with her and her frienda, I sure will miss her and her beautiful personality, she was a joy and I wish her the best in whatever she endores, God be with her and I love her

  7. Apache Angel Says:

    Will miss Lisa like crazy. She is one of the best of the best. Wish her good luck in whatever she does. Know she will be a great success in all of her endevors. Good bye and good luck Lisa. Love ya girl.

  8. Coty Bonomo Says:

    God’s blessings to beautiful Lisa. Cried w/ her up to her last minute on QVC. Was moved by the comments of many dear friends who obviously love & respect her, understandably so. I will miss her, she is a class act. I’m sure she will be fine wherever God leads her.

  9. Carol Burgess Says:

    Dear lisa,
    I will miss you very much. I always looked forward to watching you with Valerie-as I live and breathe.
    God Bless, Carol

  10. judy d. Says:

    you were obviously well adored and loved by many. i can understand why. you are an elegant, classsy LADY. but the real reason you are admired is because you live your faith and it is obvious. i am glad there are people like you in the public eye. God be with you.

  11. judy duke. Says:

    you were obviously well adored and loved by many. i can understand why. it is because you are an elegant, classy LADY. but the real reason you are admired is because you live your faith and it is obvious. i am glad there are pe0ple like you in the public eye. God be with you.

  12. Diane Roach Says:

    god bless you Lisa, i just found you were gone. i will miss you and iI have your ring in silver, I will cherish it more then ever now. I wear it everyday, probally will wear it out. you take care and hope we see or hear from you someday. sincerely, Diane

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