Born in Illinois and
grew up in Iowa.
Lake worked as an anchor for KSAZ-TV (Fox 10
Phoenix) from 1994 to early 2021 and for other
anchor, weather and reporter roles for locations in
Illinois and New York.)
are either committed to evidence, or they
aren’t,” said Will Humble, director of the
Arizona Public Health Association, when
asked about Lake’s most recent comments.
“Kari Lake appears to be in camp two.”
"At a campaign event
in late August, Lake posed for a photo and
video with far-right personalities Ethan
Schmidt-Crockett, the founder of the
AntiMaskersClub, who harassed a store
specializing in wigs for cancer patients
this summer because it required customers to
wear masks, and Greyson Arnold, a Nazi
sympathizer who has a history of making
White nationalist, racist, antisemitic and
pro-Nazi statements, including once calling
Adolf Hitler "a complicated historical
figure which many people misunderstand.""
"An anti-mask mandate
rally Friday that will feature gubernatorial
candidate Kari Lake, staunchly anti-vax Sen.
Kelly Townsend, and various other high
profile, far-right politicians has settled
on an interesting venue: an elementary
school campus in Phoenix."
"Lake has baselessly
advocated the imprisonment of state
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is now
running for governor, over unspecified
election crimes; there is simply no sign
Hobbs broke the law. Lake has also pushed
for the imprisonment of unspecified
journalists she claims have told lies about
the election and other subjects."
"According to Vice, Watkins is
a longtime QAnon activist who started a website
about aliens. He was also a featured speaker at Mike
Lindell's Cyber Symposium. Many believe that Watkins
is the man behind the QAnon movement."
"Kari Lake, a former
news anchor who is now the Trump-endorsed
candidate for Arizona governor in 2022, told
One America News on Friday that she “would
not have certified” the votes had she been
governor at the time. She cited debunked
lies about “serious irregularities” that
were spread by the likes of Rudy Giuliani"
"Kari Lake, the former
Fox 10 Phoenix news anchor running as a
Republican for governor of Arizona, is
taking advantage of Twitter's inconsistency
with a string of irresponsible tweets that
have no business on Twitter or anywhere
else. It's the best of both worlds
for her. She can tweet Trump-like nonsense
to appease her followers."
"Lake made her religious beliefs a theme in
both the resignation video as well as on her
new website, which outlines the duties of
Christians in their beliefs [...] Lake got
her name in the news more than a year ago
after she shared on Twitter a video where
two California doctors promoted lifting that
state’s shelter-in-place order, saying that
COVID-19 is similar to the flu and that
isolation actually may weaken the immune
system [...] She also sent out a Twitter
post in January saying the “First Amendment
is under attack’’ after Twitter and Facebook
first suspended Donald Trump’s accounts
after the platforms concluded that his
misinformation and lies inspired the Jan. 6
attack on the Capitol."
"Kari Lake went viral in 2019 for bashing Phoenix New Times to a
colleague while defending her affiliation with the far-right
Twitter clone Parler. Now, she's ventured even deeper into the
shady ecosystem of far-right social media, joining a social
media network known as Gab that's favored by neo-Nazis and QAnon
"Lake, a news anchor for Phoenix TV station Fox 10, took to
Twitter to spotlight a recent viral video in which two
California doctors promote lifting the shelter-in-place order in
the state — doctors whose claims have been roundly criticized by
health care professionals [...] Citing a violation of its terms
of service, YouTube removed video"
"The Phoenix television anchor who once peddled a conspiracy
theory about #RedForEd has done it again, retweeting an
unverified claim of election fraud on Sunday from an anonymous
account to her 9,000 followers"