Lu Parker Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, KTLA 5, Salary and Net Worth

Lu Parker is an American six-time Emmy award-winning anchor at KTLA 5 as the co-anchor of the 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m newscast.

Lu Parker Profile

Lu Parker is an American six-time Emmy award-winning anchor who is currently working at KTLA 5. She serves as the co-anchor of the 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m newscast. In addition, she is also a keynote speaker, former Miss USA, entrepreneur, author, and animal rights advocate.

Lu Parker Education

She attended the College of Charleston where she graduated with a degree in English and was named alumnus of the year. Additionally, she also attended The Citadel where she earned a Master of Arts degree in education.

Lu Parker Career

The Humane Society United States honored her with two Genesis Awards for her outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues including; beagle lab testing, elephant abuse, and investigations into puppy mills. While serving as a journalist, she has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, including Kanye West, Barbra Streisand, Matt Damon, Aretha Franklin, and Bradley Cooper. She has also made appearances on scripted television shows such as NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and ABC’s “Scandal,” TNT’s “Major Crimes.”

Previously, she was a ninth-grade English literature teacher and while she taught in 1994, she captured both the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss USA titles. While she was Miss USA, she placed fourth in the Miss Universe Pageant and she relocated to Los Angeles afe=ter she had won the Miss USA title. In addition, she has traveled all over the world and made hundreds of appearances. She has written a book entitled Catching the Crown The Source for Pageant Competition. She enjoys traveling and has she has visited almost twenty counties. She has had the opportunity to meet with dignitaries like presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Furthermore, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to discuss human and animal rights while she had traveled to South Africa during visits with Nelson Mandela and animal advocate Jane Goodall. Furthermore, she was presented with the Palmetto Award which is the highest civilian honor given in the state of South Carolina. Lu was also recognized in the South Carolina Congressional Record twice as an outstanding South Carolinian.

In addition, she founded Be Kind & Co in 2018 which is a lifestyle media brand. Her brand is committed to story-driven content, creating experiences, and digital products that bring people together for the bigger purpose of spreading kindness. Her company launched a line of apparel that Lu describes as “merchandise with a message” in 2021.

Quick Facts About Lu Parker

Full Name Lu Parker
Age 53 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Not Available
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

During her sparer time, she is an advocate for homeless animals and in 2010 she created Lu Parker Project which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless animals and at-risk teenagers through community projects and education. She also enjoys hiking and writing. For more than thirty years, she has been a vegetarian.

Lu Parker Age

Parker is 53 years old as of 2021. She was born on April 16, 1968, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 16th of April every year.

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Lu Parker Height

Parker stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall.

Lu Parker Family

Information regarding Parker’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Lu Parker Husband

In March 2009, she was in a relationship with Antonio Villaraigosa who is the Mayor of Los Angeles, and later in May 2012, the two ended their relationship. Lu resides in Los Angeles with her 98-pound rescue dog Moose.

Lu Parker Salary

Being one of the top Journalists for KTLA 5, Parker earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Lu Parker Net Worth

Parker has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 – $1 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor.

Lu Parker Arrest at LAX

Parker was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on November 2, 2016, after she took a pair of earbuds that did not belong to her from a TSA security checkpoint. The earbuds actually belonged to a Los Angeles Police Department detective. The detective placed Parker under private person’s arrest, as she was not on duty. She was booked and charged with theft, she agreed to enter a diversion program with the Los Angeles city attorney’s office which will allow her to avoid being convicted, pleading guilty or even having a criminal record. However, no charges were filed.

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