Lucy Bustamante Biography
Lucy Bustamante is a Cuban-American anchor and Reporter working for NBC10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a 5 pm news anchor. She also works for Telemundo62 as the breaking news anchor. She has been working for the station since September 2018 after working for 13News Now (WVEC).
Lucy Bustamante Age
Bustamante is 43 years old as of 2023. She was born on 26th September 1980 in New Orleans, United States, and celebrates her birthday on the 26th of September.
Lucy Bustamante Height
Bustamante stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Lucy Bustamante Family
Her parents were Cuban refugees who went to the United States of America in 1969. She is close to her parents as she often posts their photos on her social media.
Lucy Bustamante Husband
Bustamante is happily married to her Navy veteran husband and together they have four children, Three sons, Alex, Reese, and Nicholas, and a daughter, Carolina. They reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lucy Bustamante Net Worth
Bustamante has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor and Reporter.
Lucy Bustamante Salary
Bustamante earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Lucy Bustamante Education
After graduating from Cabrini High School New Orleans in 1998, she joined Loyola University New Orleans the same year she studied and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism in 2002.
Lucy Bustamante NBC10 Career
Bustamante is working for NBC10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a 5 pm news anchor and has been working for the station since September 2018. Lucy also works for Telemundo62 as the breaking news anchor. She has focused on the Affordable Care Act’s impact and reports via social media.
Bustamante created a reporting series called “American Vets” that talks about issues that affect veterans in the United States and globally. She was the co-producer and co-host of Beyond the Battlefield in November 2022. The show is anchored on NBCNewsNow on Veterans Day and it highlights the issues veterans face. In June 2019, she covered the explosion that happened at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions plant in South Philly.
Lucy Bustamante Career
In addition to her career at NBC10, she also works at NAHJ(National Association of Hispanic Journalists) in Philadelphia as the co-president from December 2019. Before joining NBC10 and Telemundo62, she served as a morning and noon news anchor at 13News Now (WVEC) in Norfolk, Virginia, US from October 2010 to July 2018. Additionally, she worked for La Selecta 103.3 at WVXX-FM, a Spanish radio station as a Monday Through Friday morning news anchor.
Before joining 13News Now (WVEC), she worked for WWL-TV as the 9 pm and 10 pm news anchor from June 2004 to October 2010 where she reported the day’s news and field investigation. She covered Hurricane Katrina and the devastation thereafter. She also covered the first gubernatorial trade trip in Cuba between Havana and Louisiana under President Bush. Lucy was a live co-host with the late Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on LIVE with Regis and Kelly. From May 2002 to June 2004, she worked for WALA-TV FOX 10 as a reporter and a fill-in anchor. She started her career as a Field Producer, Writer, and PA at WVUE TV FOX 8 New Orleans where she worked from September 1999 to May 2002.
Lucy Bustamante Awards and Honors
Bustamante won the Telly Award and has won the Emmy award four times. She was honored in June 2019 for covering the Philadelphia Energy Solutions plant in the South Philly explosion. In 2011, she was awarded three regional Edward R. Murrow awards for her documentary that focused on the Affordable Care Act in Virginia. She has been awarded for best anchoring with other Associated Press awards. In 2004, she was awarded with a breaking news award in New Orleans. In 2005 she received a Peabody Award for covering Hurricane Katrina.
Lucy Bustamante Philanthropist
She started her voluntary work when she was only a high school teenager. She volunteered at the Cabrini Convent which was a nursing home for retired nuns in Radnor Township, Delaware County.
Lucy Bustamante NBC10 Philadelphia
Bustamante is working at NBC10 where she works alongside other famous NBC10 meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- JACQUELINE LONDON
- ERIN COLEMAN
- TRACY DAVIDSON
- BILL HENLEY
- BRITTNEY SHIPP
- ROSEMARY CONNORS
- FRANCES WANG
- CLAUDIA VARGAS
- AUNYEA LACHELLE
- SHEILA WATKO
- AARON BASKERVILLE
- MATT DELUCIA
- DEANNA DURANTE
Lucy Bustamante 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 7,405 followers on Twitter.