Lolita Lopez Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, KNBC-TV, Net Worth, and Salary

Lolita Lopez Biography

Lolita Lopez is a Puerto Rican Emmy Award-winning Anchor and Reporter working at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California as an anchor and investigative reporter. Before joining the station in October 2011, she worked for WPIX-TV.

Lolita Lopez Age

Lopez was born on March 12 (according to her Instagram post on March 17, 2023), in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She therefore celebrates her birthday on the 12th of March every year. However, she has not disclosed her year of birth, hence it is difficult to know how old she is (she might be in her 30s!).

Lolita Lopez Height

Lopez stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Lolita Lopez Family

Lopez has managed to keep her parents’s names away from the limelight. However, it is known that her father has worked as a coach for women’s track at Rice University. Lopez’s mother, as well as her maternal grandma, have been cervical cancer survivors. She and her family relocated to Houston when she was 4 years old. There is no information regarding whether Lopez has any siblings or not.

Lolita Lopez Husband | Daughter

Lopez is a married woman and her spouse is Eric Talesnick, a cinematographer. The duo takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 1 daughter, Lulu. The family resides happily in South Pasadena, California. Lopez loves spending her spare time with her husband, daughter, or friends as well as with their rescue dog named Emma, playing volleyball, and having good food.

Lolita Lopez Net Worth

Lopez has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.

Lolita Lopez
Lolita Lopez

Lolita Lopez Salary

Lopez earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Lolita Lopez Education

Lopez is a proud 1998 alumnus of Harvard University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Government. During her stint there, she was part of the Women’s Volleyball team, as well as the Track and Field crew, for all 4 years. Also, she was the volleyball team’s co-captain in both her senior and junior years. Lopez is a bilingual speaker – fluently speaks Spanish and English.

Lolita Lopez Career

Lopez serves at KNBC 4 News as a news anchor and investigative reporter. She mostly reports on the 11 AM, 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM newscasts, every day. She is on the NBC I-Team, and her stories can be found there. The team has won awards for covering stories that affect people in Southern California. She has reported on many big stories, like the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup in the year 2012, and the hunt for Christopher Dorner. Lopez has also reported from Ground Zero for almost 2 weeks after the World Trade Center tragedy and spent multiple years talking about its effects.

Lopez says that she feels that her job is done when her news stories help the community, like when she reported on a 6-grade class. They made a Facebook page to sell their art and raise money for a classmate’s father’s funeral. After Lopez’s story aired, the page got over $3K in just one day. Lopez has been a journalist for over 2 decades. She says that she feels lucky to share people’s stories and meet inspiring individuals.

Prior to joining KNBC-TV, she worked as a full-time News and Sports Anchor and Reporter at WPIX11 in New York for 10 years (from 2001 to October 2011). Prior to that, she worked as a Reporter for “Pros & Cons with Nancy Grace” at Court TV from 2000 to 2001. During her time there, she reported on multiple controversial cases like John Lennon’s killer’s parole hearing. She began her career as a News Reporter at KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas, where she worked from 1998 to 2000.

Throughout her journalism career, Lopez has received many awards for her outstanding reporting and anchoring work. She won the LA Emmys for her live investigative reports and news anchoring. In New York, she got 2 Emmys for “Best Live Sports Coverage” and “Best Sports Feature”. El Diario La Prensa (a New York Spanish newspaper) has named her as among the best women in the community.

Besides journalism, Lopez is also passionate about giving back to her community. She is actively involved in various charitable causes like the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. She also loves to talk about how important youth sports are in the community because sports meant a lot to her when she was young.

Lolita Lopez KNBC-TV

Lopez is working at KNBC-TV alongside other famous KNBC-TV meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Adrian Arambulo
  2. David Biggar
  3. Michael Brownlee
  4. Ted Chen
  5. Belen De Leon
  6. Jonathan Gonzalez
  7. Carolyn Johnson
  8. John Cádiz Klemack
  9. Robert Kovacik

Lolita Lopez Breast Cancer | Illness

In April 2013, Lopez was at home watching TV. She felt something strange in her breast while doing a self-exam, and she rushed to the hospital. It turned out to be cancer. Lopez stayed calm and got all the information she needed. She cried a lot but then felt better. Doctors found the cancer early, so it hadn’t spread. She decided to have chemotherapy and then surgery.

Lopez also found out a family secret related to cancer. She started chemotherapy treatments soon after finding out. They made her weak and tired. She decided to shave her head before her hair fell out. Getting a wig made her feel better. Lopez learned to accept help from others, even though she’s used to being independent. She wants to share her story to help others going through similar challenges. She feels lucky to share her story on NBC.

Lolita Lopez Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 3.1K followers on Instagram, over 6.7K followers on Facebook, and over 4K followers on Twitter.

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