Lu Parker
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As an Emmy- and Genesis Award-winning journalist, Lu Parker works as an anchor and special-assignment reporter for KTLA.

Lu joined KTLA in January 2005 from KENS-TV (CBS affiliate) in San Antonio, where she hosted and helped create the entertainment program "Great Day S.A." Prior to that, Lu served as the main news anchor at KABB-TV (Fox affiliate) in San Antonio. She began her television career as a news reporter at WCSC-TV (CBS affiliate) in Charleston, S.C.

Before her career in broadcasting, Lu was a ninth-grade English literature teacher. In 1994, while representing the state of South Carolina, Lu won the title of Miss USA 1994. She went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, where she placed among the top six finalists. Lu is also the author of "Catching the Crown: The Source for Pageant Competition."

Lu has co-hosted the Hollywood Christmas Parade twice and has reported from behind the scenes at the Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition to her KTLA reporting duties, Lu has played a reporter/anchor on television shows like TNT's "Major Crimes," Fox's "Lie To Me," USA's "Monk" and NBC's "Days of our Lives." She's also appeared on the big screen in the blockbuster film "The Green Hornet."

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 also been presented with the Palmetto Award, the highest civilian honor given in the state of South Carolina. She has also been recognized in the South Carolina Congressional Record twice as an outstanding South Carolinian.

In her free time, Lu is an advocate for homeless animals. In 2010, she created Lu Parker Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless animals, and at-risk teenagers through education, the arts and community projects. Lu was honored with a Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States. She was recognized for her outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues in three stellar segments, including an investigation into puppy mills. She is an avid hiker, and has been a vegetarian for 25 years. She participates in dozens of charity events annually raising money for children, animals and the needy. Lu lives in Los Angeles with her cat and dog.

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Recent Articles
  • The Healing Curve; Health Smart

    Dr. Gary Motykie started The Healing Curve to lend a helping hand to women who have beaten breast cancer. Many insurance companies do not cover the cost of breast reconstruction surgeries and the foundation offers survivors the chance to feel like themselves again. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 22, 2014. For more information on The Healing Curve visit the website.

  • Wellness Weekend; Health Smart

    Instead of taking the weekend to stray from your diet and sit on the couch watching football, head over to Dr. Gary Motykie’s office for a weekend of holistic healing. With experts in a variety of fields there to educate and demonstrate their wellness specialties it is sure to leave you feeling refreshed for the Monday ahead. Lu Parker reports for KTLA News at 10 on October 16, 2014. For more information about the wellness weekend head over to Dr. […]

  • Raw Food Diet; Health Smart

    Thinking of going on a raw food diet? Celebs like Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore are among the natural¬†enthusiasts and Chef Juliano is taking you through the basics of beginning a raw food lifestyle. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 15, 2014. For more information on Chef Juliano’s restaurant and raw food education visit his website.  

  • Cupping Therapy; Health Smart

    Cupping is an ancient natural healing remedy that relieves stress, tension, pain, and migraine headaches. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 13, 2014. For more information cupping visit the Naturopathic Wellness Center website.  

  • Breaking Down the “A,B,C’s” of Restaurant Grades: Health Smart

    What makes an “A” “B” or “C” when the Health Department is grading restaurants? KTLA is showing you how the restaurants get their rating. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 9, 2014. To look up a restaurant rating visit the LA County Department of Health website.

  • Mobile Massage App, Soothe, Brings Relaxation to You: Health Smart

    Is LA traffic stressing you out? Try Soothe, a mobile massage app that brings a masseuse to your door within an hour. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 7, 2014. For more information or to book an appointment, visit the Soothe website.

  • The Carousel Ball of Hope: Health Smart

    Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. Barbara Davis, founder of The Carousel of Hope Ball, is a woman on the forefront of stopping this epidemic from spreading. Throwing the glamorous get-together every year, celebs like George Clooney come out to show their support and donate their dollars. For more information about how you can help fight diabetes visit The Carousel of Hope’s website.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness: Health Smart

    Breast cancer survivor, Lisa Joy, shares her survival story with KTLA and how make up and tattoo artist, Ruth Swissa, helped her to heal. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 3, 2014. For more information on Ruth’s work, visit her website.  

  • Vegan Celebrities: Health Smart

    The stars are out to support the Vegan lifestyle. Our Lu Parker moderated the event that boasted attendees like Moby, Emily Deschanel, and more. Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on October 2, 2014.