PHOTOS: Remembering Lisa Schaffner and her impact on Richmond

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Lisa Schaffner

Lisa Schaffner (Photo provided by Kim Brundage Photography)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Longtime 8News reporter and anchor Lisa Schaffner died suddenly this week at the age of 59. The community and her former colleagues have shared their stories and photos with 8News that illustrate Mrs. Shaffner’s career and impact on Richmond. Read the story

Remembering Lisa Schnaffer
8News viewer Will Lewis shared this photo of himself with Lisa Schaffner at a VCU Childhood Survivorship Graduation in 2001. This year marks Lewis’ 30th anniversary of childhood cancer survivorship. (Photo provided by Will Lewis)
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner while working on the A Child Waiting series profiling children at United Methodist Family Services. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner and 8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo
Lisa Schaffner and 8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo at Cure by Design for the American Cancer Society in 2012. (Photo provided by Matt DiNardo)
Lisa Schaffner and 8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo co-hosting Cure by Design for the American Cancer Society in 2012
Lisa Schaffner and 8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo co-hosting Cure by Design for the American Cancer Society in 2012. (Photo provided by Matt DiNardo)
Lisa Schaffner at Henrico Doctor's Hospital
Lisa Schaffner at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital NICU in the early 2000s promoting the March of Dimes Walk America event. (Screengrab from an archive video)
An archive photo of the WRIC 8News team featuring Lisa Schaffner and other colleagues.
An archive photo of the WRIC 8News team featuring Lisa Schaffner (red jacket on the right) and other colleagues. (Photo contributed by LaTonya Claiborne)
Lisa Schaffner and Juan Conde from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner and Juan Conde from WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner wearing The Great Schaffini hat during her time at WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner and John Bernier
Lisa Schaffner and John Bernier (Screengrab taken from archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Juan Conde, Lisa Shaffner and John Bernier covering Hurricane Isabel
(Left to Richmond) Juan Conde, Lisa Shaffner and John Bernier covering Hurricane Isabel from WRIC’s garage in 2003. The station did not have power or a generator, but they still reported the latest information. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner reporting from Washington, D.C., for WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner and Kevin Freeman from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner and Kevin Freeman from WRIC 8News in the 1990s. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Juan Conde and Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News
Juan Conde and Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video.)
Lisa Schaffner and Dave Tiller from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner and Dave Tiller from WRIC 8News in the 1990s. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner and Jacqueline McClean from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner and Jacqueline McClean from WRIC 8News in the 1990s. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner reporting from the Superdome in New Orleans, La., for the 2000 Sugar Bowl when Virginia Tech played for the national championship. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner from WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)
Lisa Schaffner from her time working at WRIC 8News
Lisa Schaffner at home. Photo taken during her time working at WRIC 8News. (Screengrab from an archive video)

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