Lu has won six Emmys for her work in the television industry. She has also been honored with two Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States for her outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues including investigations into Puppy Mills, Elephant Abuse, and Beagle Lab Testing. You can find her anchoring and reporting the news in Los Angeles, California on KTLA Channel 5. She currently anchors 4 newscasts daily and does additional reports on health and wellness. During her career, Lu has interviewed hundreds of celebrities including Bradley Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, & Kanye West. In addition to her KTLA anchoring and reporting, Lu has appeared on television shows such as ABC’s Scandal, TNT’s Major Crimes, and NBC’s Days of our Lives.
Prior to her career in broadcasting, Lu was a ninth-grade English Literature teacher. While teaching, in 1994, she captured both the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss USA titles. In addition, as Miss USA, she placed 4th in the Miss Universe Pageant. For a year, she traveled the world making hundreds of appearances. You can read more about her pageant experiences and find valuable competition tips in her book titled Catching the Crown: The Source for Pageant Competition.
Lu is an avid traveler and has visited nearly 20 countries where she has had the opportunity to meet dignitaries such as Prince William and Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge and Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. While on a trip to South Africa, Lu also had the opportunity to discuss human and animal rights during visits with Nelson Mandela and Animal Advocate Jane Goodall.
Lu has an English degree from the College of Charleston where she was named Alumnus of the Year. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from The Citadel. Lu has been presented with the Palmetto Award, the highest civilian honor given in the state of South Carolina, and has been recognized in the South Carolina Congressional Record twice as an outstanding South Carolinian.
Lu lives in Los Angeles with her 100 pound rescue dog, Moose.
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