Lisa Parker Biography
Lisa Parker is an award-winning American journalist who works for NBC 5 as a consumer investigative reporter. She speaks fluent Spanish.
Lisa Parker attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she graduated in 1998. She started her career as a part-time camera operator as well as a producer working for KWWL located in Waterloo, Lowa.
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Lisa Parker began her career working as a part-time camera operator and producer in KWWL located in Waterloo, Lowa. She then moved to WBAY-TV in Green Bay where she was a consumer reporter. She then left WBAY for WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia.
Lisa Parker then joined NBC 5 as a consumer investigative reporter back in 1996. Through the years, her Target 5 consumer investigative unit has tackled several viewer complaints: from the everyday consumer headache to product safety, to sophisticated financial schemes.
In 2016, she was involved in the launching of NBC 5 Responds. This is a new unit that is supposed to help viewers solve their one-on-one issues. The team recovered more than 1 million viewers during their first year in operation.
Lisa Parker’s style is tailored to bring real benefits to the viewers and she brings a depth and dimension to NBC 5’s consumer reports. Lisa Parker followed a tip with her team that would have national implications. She was the first to report on the dangers of high levels of lead found in imported vinyl mini blinds.
The story started in Chicago but with time, it became a nationwide issue with the product being pulled from store shelves across the country. The industry had to change its practices and also as a result of “Blind Danger”, parents countrywide were warned.
From there, she started taking on topics that cover children’s product safety, potential defects in automobiles, and also toxins in mainstream consumer products.
Her stories have effects countrywide but working with her team, she also concentrates on the everyday obstacles many consumers face. The unit tackles thousands of consumer problems every year, most of which never aired on television, but help to serve the needs of NBC5 viewers.
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She has received several awards including; 15 Midwest Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow Regional RTNDA awards, three Gracie Allen awards, and several state and local broadcast awards.
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Suburban Chicago Car Dealership Shut Down, Accused of Failing to Pay Off Customer Trade-In Loans
by Lisa Parker
A suburban Chicago car dealership has been shut down and stripped of its dealer license by the state after customers reported the dealership failed to pay off trade-in loans, putting those customers’ credit at risk.
As many as 500 transactions with Nissan of St. Charles are now under investigation, the Illinois Secretary of State Police told NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago.
“Five hundred cases that we’re reviewing that clearly show [Nissan of St. Charles] didn’t transfer the title or plates for these vehicles,” Elmer Garza, deputy director at the Illinois Secretary of State Police, said.
Customer Daniel Wooters of Lockport said he knew something had gone wrong when he received paperwork for two auto loans in his name: one on his new 2018 Pathfinder and one on the 2014 model he traded in last November at Nissan of St. Charles and hadn’t seen since.
“The day we traded it in, I took out the car seat, thinking everything was good,” Wooters said.
A collection of complaints lodged with the Better Business Bureau and Illinois Attorney General’s office against the business paint a similar picture.
“It has been over 50 days since I traded in my vehicle,” one complaint reads. “They assured me [the] vehicle would be paid off within 10. … Still, today [the] bank has not received payment.”
“I worked extremely hard to establish my credit to have it damaged by a company who was responsible for paying off the previous vehicle,” another complaint reads.
The State of Illinois took action on Feb. 1, when the Secretary of State downgraded the dealership from “good” to “not in good standing” to do business in Illinois.
That very same week, the dealership painted a rosy picture of the business, declaring on social media, “It’s going to be a great month at Nissan of St. Charles!”
The state then “officially shut them down and took their dealer license away from them,” Garza said.
The dealership is now under investigation by the Secretary of State Police and Illinois Attorney General.
Nissan of North America told NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago it sent a notice of termination, revoking the dealership’s authority to operate as an independently run Nissan dealership.
“Nissan dealerships are all independently owned and operated,” Nissan of North America said in a statement, adding it is “not a party” to vehicles sales and calling the current situation “extremely unfortunate.”
Nissan said that while it is “deeply empathetic over the plight of any customer whose vehicle transaction may have not been processed according to state laws,” the carmaker is not in a position to intercede.
What was the dealership hiding from customers?
NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago attempted to ask a man identified on the dealer’s website as the floor manager, but he told us he no longer works there and that if we didn’t leave, he would call the police.
We also tried to reach the dealership owner, Fred Vargason, but our calls and emails were not answered.
Meanwhile, Wooters said he is now struggling to pay notes on two cars, even though he hasn’t seen one of the vehicles for months. Since Nov. 9, he said he has paid about $4,500 and doesn’t know if he will get the money back.
NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago confirmed through a Freedom of Information Act request that the new owner of Wooters’ old truck got her financing through Nissan’s loan arm. The carmaker said it is looking into this case.
The state has set up a hotline and email for affected customers of Nissan of St. Charles (630) 693-0551 x248 and email@example.com.