25 years of experience in front of an audience
Lu has won six Emmys for her work in the television news industry and has covered some of the biggest stories such as Presidential elections, school mass shootings, deadly earthquakes and the January 6th Insurrection. She has also been honored with two Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting of animal protection issues including investigations into Puppy Mills, Elephant Abuse, and Beagle Lab Testing. She currently anchors 20 hours of live news a week in Los Angeles on KTLA.
During her career, Lu has interviewed hundreds of celebrities including Bradley Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, & Kanye West. See her in action here.
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. 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 which is available at Amazon.com.
In 2018, Lu founded Be Kind & Co. The lifestyle media brand is committed to creating story driven content across all platforms, sharing merchandise with a message, and offering offline experiences that focus on kindness and self-care.
Lu is an avid traveler and has visited nearly 20 countries where she has had the opportunity to meet with dignitaries such as Prince William and Kate Middleton 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.
Lu lives in Los Angeles with her 108 pound rescue dog Moose.
THE MANY CELEBRITIES LU HAS INTERVIEWED:
President George H.W. Bush
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Lu Parker is an incredible speaker with a big heart. From introductions to commentary, the evening was seamless. She is a true pro."
Carrie N. Callahan
Claire's Place Foundation Redondo Beach, California
"With a crowd of nearly 300, Lu hosted the Rose Queen Coronation, engaging the audience perfectly. She was a joy to work with, was prepared...
President Pasadena Tournament of Roses
"I can't remember an industry event I've enjoyed more. Plus, my customers I invited were raving about how entertained they were. Lu Parker....
Institute of Real Estate Management Los Angeles, Member
“Out of all the key takeaways, this insight from Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Miss USA Lu Parker, rings true and speaks....
President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties
"Her message is universal and can go across any industry that would be interested in hiring her to motivate their talent and get people...
Relocation Director for Berkshire Hathaway Philadelphia.
"Lu did a tremendous job! It takes a lot of guts to come up and tell something that personal, that well."
Managing Partner Mediatise, LLC Orange County, CA