Lucy Bustamante Biography
Lucy Bustamante is an American journalist serving as the morning news anchor for NBC10 and also the breaking news anchor for Telemundo62. She says that she is truly working her dream job not only translating words but also the entire world. “I’d like to think that our work enables communities to overcome language hurdles and promotes the conversations that are necessary in Philadelphia and the United States,” she added.
Lucy Bustamante Career
Bustamante is currently a contributor for NBC10 News. When she was a youngster attending Cabrini High School in New Orleans, Lucy volunteered at the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart’s nursing facility, the now-defunct Cabrini Convent for Retired Nuns in Radnor Township, Delaware County. “Back then, I fell in love with Philadelphia and always wanted to go back, “She stated. “I had no idea that God would bring this magnificent city—where I get to raise my family—back into our path.
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.
Lucy has received two Emmy awards. 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 alongside Kelly Ripa and the late Regis Philbin.
Loyola University awarded Lucy a communications bachelor’s degree. Lucy is dedicated to helping military families and the Hispanic/Latinx community. She 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 Age
Bustamante was born on September 26, 1980, in New Orleans, the United States of America. She is 42 years old as of 2022. Bustamante celebrates her birthday on 26, September every year.
Lucy Bustamante Height
Bustamante stands at an average height of 5 ft in 7 (approx 1.68.m) and has a weight of about 65kgs.
Lucy Bustamante Family
Lucy, 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 career as a multilingual anchor at NBC10 and Telemundo62.
Lucy Bustamante Husband
Bustamante is happily married to Ricky, a navy veteran. The two exchanged vows on April 5, 2010. The couple is blessed with four adorable kids two of which are twins named, Rees and Alex.
Lucy Bustamante Salary
Bustamante receives an average salary of $75,000 annually.
Lucy Bustamante’s Net Worth
Bustamante has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million. Her primary source of income is her job as an NBC10 News correspondent.