Lindsey Mastis is an Emmy Award-winning News Anchor in Washington, DC, at ABC 7 News.
She is the creator and host of "The Wellness Desk." It airs weekdays at 9 am ET on 77 TV station websites, The National Desk's & 7 News DC Facebook pages, and the OTT digital app STIRR.
Lindsey created and hosted "The Coronavirus Alert Desk," which launched in March of 2020. The program received more than 23 million views during the first two years of the pandemic. As part of the program, she interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci the day after Capital Riots and was the first local TV journalist to interview Rochelle Wilensky after she was named the new CDC Director.
Lindsey is also the Alert Desk Anchor on 7 News DC's morning show, and is part of the 7 On Your Side Call For Action team focusing on alerting the community about scams and other consumer issues.
Prior to the pandemic, Lindsey was an Anchor with Good Morning Washington.
Lindsey's passion is connecting with people through technology. She brings viewers behind the scenes during newscasts on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Snapchat.
On Capitol Hill, Lindsey takes a front-row seat during historic events, including during the trial and final vote to impeach President Trump, the final confirmation vote for one of the most controversial Supreme Court nominees in history, the historic House hearing involving Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and witnessed multiple government shutdowns from inside the US Capitol.
She and her team won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the deadly Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md.
She covered the first inaugurations of Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. She also covered Obama's re-election in 2012 from the swing state of Ohio.
Internationally, Lindsey traveled throughout India to host and produce a documentary about child mortality through the International Reporting Project. She also taught TV journalism and social media to journalists in Erbil (the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan) and reported on medical tourism in Mexico.
As a National Correspondent for Feature Story News service, Lindsey traveled across the country to cover some of the most historic moments in modern US history. She delivered breaking news from Watertown that authorities had captured the Boston Marathon Bomber and conducted an exclusive hospital interview with one of the victims who hailed from China. She went to West, Texas, to cover the deadly fertilizer explosion, covered the Isla Vista massacre near the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was in Aurora, Colorado, covering the mass shooting at a movie theater. Her reports reached an international audience including on Channel News Asia, TeleSUR, Vatican Radio, Jewish News One, France24, Times Now India, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
Lindsey was also a featured guest panelist during political discussions and would contribute reports on PBS SoCal in California.
While reporting in Tampa, she spent nearly a week in Orlando covering the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Lindsey also operated the camera and reported breaking news events from the sky from the Eagle 8 helicopter.
Mastis was previously a National Correspondent and Bureau Manager for the Los Angeles office of Feature Story News service in Los Angeles and also anchored and reported at WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. She was a reporter at WUSA-TV in Washington, DC, and was Morning Show Anchor at WSIL-TV in Southern Illinois.
Lindsey graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism, and a minor in Administration of Justice.
She often volunteers and emcees events in the Washington, DC, area, including organizations to benefit the Special Olympics and Toys for Tots.
In her free time, she enjoys trail running, plays piano, and collects vinyl records.
She is also active within the Greek American community and can often be found making spanakopita and eating baklava. Opa!