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Luke Cleary

Luke Cleary is a Multi-Skilled Journalist at ABC10 in Sacramento, Calif., specializing in general assignment reporting.
Credit: WQAD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Luke Cleary is a Multi-Skilled Journalist at ABC10 in Sacramento, Calif., specializing in general assignment reporting.

Luke joined the ABC10 team in March 2021. Typically working as a solo video journalist shooting and editing his own work, Luke is an active member of the National Press Photographers Association and an FAA certified drone pilot. 

Previously, he worked as a Weekend Anchor and Multi-Skilled Journalist at WQAD in Moline, Ill., covering important stories in the Quad Cities on the Illinois-Iowa border, including the historic 2019 Mississippi River flooding in Davenport and surrounding cities, the 2020 presidential campaign and Iowa Caucuses, and the summer 2020 derecho wind storm and following days of power outages.

Luke grew up in Chenoa, Ill., and is a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a degree in broadcast journalism. From 2009 to 2018, Luke was a TV and radio host in Seoul, South Korea, primarily for the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). Beginning in 2013, Luke was the main anchor News Today on KBS World TV for five years. He covered such stories as the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster, the 2016-17 mass democratic protests and impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, and the historic 2018 inter-Korean meeting between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. 

If you’re interested in connecting or sharing a story idea with Luke, please email lcleary@abc10.com.