Popular broadcast journalist Julie Luck has found a new TV home in the Piedmont Triad on WFMY News 2. The award-winning journalist now partners with newscaster Frank Mickens, giving WFMY News 2 viewers the Triad's top evening anchor team.
The Emmy-nominated anchor/reporter spent seven years covering local news throughout the Greensboro - High Point - Winston-Salem market before joining WFMY News 2. She won multiple awards for her in-depth series on teen pregnancy and has been voted favorite local newscaster in numerous polls. Newscasts she co-anchored have won prestigious Emmy awards for breaking news and best newscast. A tidbit of trivia, Julie was chosen by Hollywood producers to play herself as a newscaster in the movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief.
A broadcast journalist with more than 15 years of on-air experience, Julie packed up her belongings many times while climbing the media markets across the country. Julie anchored the weekend news in San Francisco before moving to the Triad. She also worked in Portland, Oregon, Florence-Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Bangor, Maine. Her moving days ended when she arrived in the Triad - the place she has come to love and call her true home.
Born in Southern California to Chinese and Filipino parents, Julie was raised in Orange County. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree and earned her master's degree in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston. Julie is also a former Miss Asian California and Miss Congeniality.
An avid sports fan, Julie watches college and NFL football games in her spare time. In fact, she was a cheerleader while attending UC Berkeley. She also enjoys jogging, cooking, traveling and spending quality time with her husband, John, and their four-legged children, Emma the bulldog and Rory the cocker spaniel.
Q&A with Julie Luck
If you weren't on television news, what would you do for a living?
When I was a child, I aspired to be an orthodontist. This may sound odd but I was excited to get braces on my teeth when I was in high school.
What's your favorite food?
My palate is non-discriminating. I love everything from salad to steak to sushi but there is one food item I dislike: hard-boiled eggs.
Where is your favorite place to visit?
My husband and I love to explore the Southeast. Blowing Rock and Charleston, SC are a couple of our favorites.
Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs: Emma the bulldog and Rory the cocker spaniel. I got Rory in 1998 when I was working as a morning anchor in Myrtle Beach, SC. Rory is a true Carolina boy.