Lu Parker
Lu Parker
Frances Louise "Lu" Parker is a broadcast journalist and former Miss USA from South Carolina.
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KTLA news anchor Lu Parker will not be charged with theft if she completes diversion program, officials say
LATimes - 2 months
KTLA news anchor Lu Parker will not face criminal charges in connection with the theft of a pair of headphones at Los Angeles International Airport if she successfully completes a diversion program, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Friday.  The anchor, whose legal name is Frances Louise...
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KTLA Anchor Lu Parker Arrested at LAX on Suspicion of Theft
Yahoo News - 4 months
The news station says the incident is a misunderstanding.
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Mayor Villaraigosa, KTLA's Lu Parker end relationship
LATimes - over 4 years
TV reporter's publicist confirms that the couple have broken up after three years. Villaraigosa declines to answer questions about Parker, who had been living at mayor's mansion. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and television news reporter Lu Parker, arm-in-arm regulars on the red carpet and at glitzy charity events in recent years, have broken up, a publicist for Parker said Monday.
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Woman held after high-speed chase on 405 Freeway
LATimes - over 4 years
A woman allegedly caught siphoning gas Monday afternoon in Fountain Valley led officers on a high-speed chase across the busy 405 Freeway, where she smashed into two vehicles and a business before being being apprehended in Culver City, authorities said. At times, the woman reached speeds of 90 mph as she zigzagged across northbound lanes of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident began shortly before 3 p.m., when the woman was seen siphoning gas. It was unclear whether she was trying steal the fuel or commit suicide, Officer Saul Gomez said. She fled in her vehicle with Fountain Valley police in pursuit. The CHP took over the chase as the woman was heading north on the 405 Freeway. She got off the freeway at Washington Boulevard but became bogged down in traffic on the off-ramp, according to the CHP. At that point, the woman rammed two vehicles and smashed into a fence and business at the bottom of the ramp before driving away on Washington, Gome ...
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Villaraigosa and girlfriend Lu Parker call it quits
LATimes - over 4 years
Villaraigosa and Parker: More photos Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and television news reporter Lu Parker have broken up, a publicist for Parker said Monday. “I can confirm that Lu Parker ended her three-year committed relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as of May 25,” said Juliette Harris, the owner of It Girl Public Relations, which represents Parker, a former Miss U.S.A. who works for KTLA-TV Channel 5. Parker, 44, had rarely been seen with the mayor in recent weeks. She attended Villaraigosa’s State of the City speech on April 20 and walked the red carpet with him a week later at Britweek, an event celebrating California’s ties with Great Britain. But she did not show up at a June 6 garden party hosted by Villaraigosa at Getty House, the taxpayer-owned mansion in Windsor Square that serves as the mayor’s residence. And it was Villaraigosa Deputy Chief of Staff Matt Szabo, not Parker, who rode with the mayor in West Hollywood’s gay pride parade three days l ...
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Newton: Antonio Villaraigosa's future - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
(For the past couple of years he's been in a relationship with another television reporter, Lu Parker, who was at Getty House when I met Villaraigosa there last week.) Villaraigosa can be prickly; he once was so angry at an editorial I wrote that he
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Rudd Adds Week-Long Event Camp For High Schoolers - Gazette Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
The student's week concluded with horseback riding at Griffith Park and a tour of the FOX Studios for lunch with former Miss USA and KTLA reporter Lu Parker, facilitated through FOX executive Ralph Millero. Later, the students attended a private
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit ... - WXYZ
Google News - over 5 years
Antonio Villaraigosa, Lu Parker, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence on July 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The newly married Royal couple are
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Dog Testing: The Beagle Freedom Project - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The dogs are often used in surgical experiments and toxicology tests, according to LA journalist Lu Parker. It's common for labs to remove the dogs' vocal chords so their cries don't bother the technicians, and Parker alleges that some facilities beat
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Kristyn Caddell, WPTV Reporter, Remains Silent About Enquirer Story - LALATE
Google News - over 5 years
In June 2009, when news broke that Antonio Villaraigosa, still married, was dating KTLA news anchor Lu Parker, Parker's KTLA news director Jason Ball reacted promptly. “Now that we're aware of the relationship, she will no longer be covering local
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Nadine Loren to release her sophomore album - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
She sits on the board of Glamour Gals, is involved with the Make A Wish Foundation (NYC), the Lu Parker Project and The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis as well as APLA with their annual Art Project Los Angeles
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Horse Rescue Organization, Red Bucket, Works To Help Abused Animals (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
In this KTLA report by Lu Parker, the non-profit Red Bucket Equine Rescue, based in Huntington Beach, California, works to save abused and abandoned horses. A disturbing number of horses are left for dead when an owner doesn't want, or can't afford,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lu Parker
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 41
    Villaraigosa and Parker split in July 2012.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In 2010 Parker founded the Lu Parker project, whose stated mission is to "improve the lives of at-risk youth and homeless animals through direct service, education, and advocacy."
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  • 2009
    Age 38
    Her employer, KTLA, was reportedly unaware of this fact until May 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Ms. Parker reported several stories on Villaraigosa's political future before being reassigned, as had Mirthala Salinas, a television reporter with whom the Mayor had a romantic relationship two years earlier.
    Parker began a relationship with Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, in March 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    In January, 2008 she became the main weather anchor for KTLA Prime News.
    More Details Hide Details She later returned to anchor the weekend evening news alongside Lynette Romero when Markina Brown was hired as the new weeknight meteorologist. Parker has made appearances on "Larry King Live" and E! Entertainment Television. She also supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
  • 2005
    Age 34
    In January 2005, she moved to Los Angeles to join Frank Buckley as co-anchor for KTLA's "KTLA Prime News" on weekends.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, Lu began to co-anchor the weekday "KTLA Morning News" at 5:00 A.M and 6:00 A.M. with Cher Calvin.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    In February 2003, she became the host for "Great Day SA", which is San Antonio's top-rated live entertainment morning show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    In San Antonio, KABB TV hired Parker to serve as a weekend anchor and reporter. Parker was promoted to main anchor in 2000.
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  • 1994
    Age 23
    She continued on to compete in the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant in Manila, Philippines, where she placed among the top 6 finalists and finished 4th overall.
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    After winning Miss South Carolina USA, Parker was crowned Miss USA 1994, becoming the third South Carolinian to be awarded the honor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on December 3, 1970.
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