As an investigative journalist for WGN-TV and co-host of WGN’s Evening News at 4 pm, Lourdes Duarte has been at the forefront of a good number of interesting national stories. She has also, in the course of her career, led several interviews, encouraged youth through her numerous motivational speech and mentoring a lot of young students aspiring to be journalist especially in her alma mater, DePaul University. Read on for more facts about the journalist below.
Lourdes Duarte, the famous investigative reporter was born in Chicago Illinois but the exact date she was born isn’t known. Also, information about her childhood, siblings and her parents cannot be accessed. However, it is known that the American reporter was born to Cuban parents. She grew up in Puerto Rico and Florida; when she was done with high school, she moved on to DePaul University in Chicago and eventually obtained a bachelors degree in Arts and Communications.
The reporter has been listed as a brilliant reporter because, in addition to being an investigative reporter who tends to fearlessly expose falsehood, she is also a talented news host. Through her career as a host and investigative journalist which can be described basically as successful, Lourdes Duarte has received four Chicago and Midwest Emmy Awards for general assignment reporting.
She is also the winner of two Emmy Awards, one for her accurate report on Adelante Chicago and the other for the show Hoy en Dia (WXIN-TV’s public affairs program). The journalist who currently hosts WGN Evening News at 4 Pm was also recognized with Society professional Journalist awards for Minority Issue Reporting.
Lourdes had her early career in a Spanish Television network Telemundo in Chicago where she worked as a freelance reporter. Soon, she was taken at Metro Network’s radio stations WLRN-FM and subsequently at VTMI-FM.
She was later hired as a TV journalist working at WHOI-TV in Peoria, WXIN-TV in Indianapolis. During her time in WXIN-TV, she introduced a Spanish public affairs program, the first Spanish production in the city at that time to entertain the growing Latino community in Indianapolis.
Despite that there was no budget for the show, she single-handedly produced, created and hosted the show. In 2007, she made her way to WGN-TV as a general assignment reporter and after spending two productive years there, she began to co-host WGN-TV’s weekday newcast WGN News at Five.
Fast-forward to 2014, Lourdes Duarte gained her rise to stardom when she began to host WGN Morning News alongside Dan Ponce as the show suddenly became one the channel’s biggest rating boost in that time slot. She remains one of the station’s reporters whose reports have been rated as quite interesting and creative.
Who Is Lourdes Duarte’s Husband?
Being so beautiful and intelligent, there is no doubt that many men admire Lourdes. And it seems the beauty has really given romance a chance. Though it is not certain if they have legally sealed their relationship, she has shared a picture of her engagement to a man named Matt. There are no details of what this man does or when they started hanging out, but they seem to be into each other.
Recently, she left a hint on her Instagram that suggests she and her really tall beau who is 7 ft 1 inch tall are expecting a baby girl soon with a picture of onesie gifted to her by a friend. She has also shared a picture of Matt reading up books on the baby bump. How Sweet!!!
She Is Passionate about Her Family
Lourdes Duarte has a good relationship with her parents, cousins and other members of her family. She has shown this by the way she always flaunts them especially her parents on her Instagram during special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. On Mother’s day of 2017, she took a picture of her mother and expressed that her mother has always been fashion-forward.
Height and Body Measurements
A beautiful reserved brunette, Lourdes is a woman with a good frame. Her body measurements are; bust – 34 inches, waist -24 inches, and hips -34 inches. She is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Her weight is not confirmed but looking at the journalist, one can see that she is fit.
Her Net Worth
Lourdes has been a successful journalist but her actual net worth is still not known. However, some sources have placed her worth around $1million. Truth or not, it is certain that she makes a decent living out of her career.
One of the things that the journalist finds fascinating is boxing. So when she is not reporting, she is usually at the gym sweating it out.