Award-winning journalist Lora Painter anchors ABC10 newscasts weeknights at 5, 6, & 11 p.m.
The California native has a master’s degree from New York University in Broadcast News & Documentary, and a bachelor's degree in Communication from California State University San Marcos.
Lora has earned two Emmy nominations for her anchoring and writing skills and has twice received a “Best Anchor” award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Temecula and the San Diego area, Lora’s curiosity and desire to learn new things have led her to many countries on four continents.
Before moving to Sacramento, Lora anchored weekday morning and noon newscasts for WWMT in West Michigan and mornings in WILX in Lansing.
Lora made her live-television debut at San Diego 6 News, where she was also a video editor and newswriter. She has previously worked as a reporter, anchor and producer at the ABC affiliate in Medford, Oregon.
She has also been a production assistant at Fox News Channel's documentary unit in New York City.
Beyond the anchor desk, Lora has been a board member of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and continues to be a member of its Asian Art Advisory Council. She also emcees various events for different causes, including educational and community programs.
Lora is a former professor at Anyang University in South Korea. She is also an accomplished musician: singing, and playing several instruments including piano and clarinet. Lora also enjoys golf, skiing, yoga, baking, reading, traveling, fine art and classical music.