Lucy Bustamante NBC10 Philadelphia-Wiki
Lucy Bustamante is a journalist and four-time Emmy Award-winning morning news anchor for NBC10 and Telemundo62. Bustamante, who speaks excellent Spanish, is the daughter of Cuban immigrants who came to the country in 1969. She grew up speaking solely Spanish at the home where she was born and reared in New Orleans. As a first-generation American, the abilities she developed as a child to translate between Spanish and English served as the cornerstone of her dynamic role as a bilingual anchor at NBC10 and Telemundo62.
When she was a teen attending Cabrini High School in New Orleans, Lucy volunteered at the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart’s nursing home, the now-defunct Cabrini Convent for Retired Nuns in Radnor Township, Delaware County. In May 2023, she will deliver the commencement address at Cabrini University.
In collaboration with our colleagues at NBC News, Lucy developed the “American Vets” reporting series, in which she and other journalists from throughout the nation examine topics affecting veterans both domestically and internationally. She was a cohost and coproducer of the November 20, 2022, NBCNewsNow Veterans Day streaming program American Vets: Beyond the Battlefield, which focused on the challenges our veterans with PTSD confront.
Lucy formerly worked as the weekday morning and noon anchor at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, before joining NBC10. She also worked as a daily weekday morning news anchor for La Selecta 103.3 at Spanish-language radio station WVXX-FM at the same time. Prior to that, she worked for three months straight as an evening anchor for WWL-TV in New Orleans, where she and her coworkers covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Both a Telly and a four-time Emmy winner, Lucy. She received recognition for her role in directing the June 2019 explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions plant in South Philadelphia. In 2011 for writing a documentary outlining the Affordable Care Act in Virginia, she won three regional Edward R. Murrow awards and numerous Associated Press awards for best anchor. She also won a Peabody Award in 2005 for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and another one in 2004 for breaking news in New Orleans. Prior to that, she visited Cuba to report on the first governor-to-governor trade visit between Louisiana and Havana under President Bush. Additionally, she co-hosted LIVE with Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa and the late Regis Philbin. Also, check, Markina Brown
Loyola University awarded Lucy a communications bachelor’s degree. She is dedicated to helping military families and the Hispanic/Latinx community. Bustamante served as the first and outgoing president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Philadelphia Chapter. She has also worked with the NBC Universal Veterans Network and the Naval Officers Spouses Association. With her husband, a retired Navy veteran, and their four kids, Lucy resides in Havertown.
Lucy Bustamante Height
Bustamante is approximately five feet five inches tall. However, information regarding her other body measurements is not yet available but will be in the near future.
Lucy Bustamante Family-Parents & Siblings
Bustamante is the child of Cuban immigrants who fled to the US in 1969. Her parents brought her up in a Spanish-speaking home in New Orleans where she was born and raised. In addition, Lucy is an American citizen and a member of the Latino race.
Lucy Bustamante Husband
Bustamante is a contented wife. She is married to retired Navy veteran Ricky. Four children, including two sets of identical twin boys named Reese and Alex born on January 12, 2014, were born to the couple after their wedding on April 5, 2010.
Lucy Bustamante’s Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Bustamante ranges from $1 million to $5 million. Her work as a journalist is her primary source of income.