Lucy Bustamante came to WVEC from our sister station in New Orleans where she anchored the evening newscast. During her six years there, she covered Katrina from its ground zero. She has witnessed the stories of her hometown's recovery and anchored from Miami when her New Orleans Saints won the 2010 Superbowl.
Lucy is a Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She has co-hosted LIVE with Regis and Kelly with Regis Philbin when she won the from Local to Live contest in August of 2009. Her work has taken her all over the world; from the nation's capitol to cover the Katrina senate debates to Havana, Cuba to cover the Louisiana's governor's first-ever trade trip.
Lucy started her career in New Orleans in 1997 while she was in high school as a teen-correspondent for a show called "Our Generation". While she was in college at Loyola University New Orleans, she interned at a local television station where she did everything from listen to police scanners at night to produce stories for the anchors. While in college, she also worked for FOX Sports and CBS Sports as a production assistant for NFL games.
During her senior year of college, she got her first on-air reporting job at HTV Channel 10 in Houma, Louisiana. After she graduated from Loyola University in 2002, she accepted a reporting job at WALA-TV FOX 10 for two years in Mobile, Alabama.
In June of 2004, Lucy headed back home to WWL-TV New Orleans to report at the station where it all started.
Lucy is bilingual as her mother is from Spain and her father is from Cuba.
Lucy is excited to start the next chapter of her profession and her personal life. She has followed her husband who is a member of the U.S. Navy to Hampton Roads. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, running and spending time with her family.