Lane Luckie joined KLTV in 2012 as an anchor for Good Morning East Texas. A history buff, Lane sees journalism as an ideal opportunity to write the “first draft” of history as it happens. He hopes his passion for lifelong learning encourages others to take an interest in knowing their community. Everyone has a story and he promises to do his best to tell each one fairly.
He got his start in news during high school at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana, producing monthly reports on the issues that define the teenage journey.
His most memorable assignment came in 2005 while touring unthinkable devastation in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans. “Legendary Louisiana photographer Syndey Byrd and I secured special clearance to enter the city during military control, before anyone else was allowed back. Covering Byrd’s personal mission to rescue decades of irreplaceable photographs and slides was incredible. We knew her neighborhood was underwater just days before, so we were expecting the worst. The waters came within inches of her front door, but receded before reaching her archives. We sat in Syndey’s living room pouring over thousands of photos and slides of Jazz legends, Carnival, and life in the Big Easy. It was bittersweet joy. Her home had been spared the worst, but the the devastation surrounding Syndey left her drowning in despair.”
Lane spent four years as evening anchor and executive producer for KTRE-TV in Lufkin, Texas. He led the station’s coverage of historic East Texas wildfires, the death of colorful U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, and the trial of a dialysis nurse charged with injecting patients with deadly doses of bleach — all stories making national headlines.
Previously Lane was a reporter at KTAL-TV in Shreveport, leading coverage of the landfall and aftermath of hurricanes Ike and Gustav. He also spent four years with the Natchitoches, Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. While in college, Lane completed internships at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas and KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Lane’s reporting and anchoring has been recognized by several journalism organizations including the Broadcast Education Association and the Southeast Journalism Conference.
A graduate of Northwestern State University, Lane earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science. He has been named to the board of directors of the Northwestern State University Alumni Association. He’s an alumnus of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and serves as president of the Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter and Housing Corporation. Presenting at dozens of college campuses across the country, Lane has been named national ‘Volunteer of the Year,’ ‘Facilitator of the Year,’ and was named to the fraternity’s ‘Thirty Under 30’ list. Lane has also served on the faculty for numerous leadership conferences and an emerging leaders institute held at the University of South Carolina.
Lane has worked with elementary students through the H.O.S.T.S. program and is active in his church.
Much of his spare time is spent exploring new destinations, photographing people and places along the way. He’s an avid college sports fan and never passes up an opportunity to embarrass himself on the golf course.
“The best stories are often the ones you tell us about. What’s bugging you? Who deserves recognition? How can I help you tear through a complex issue? If you’re talking about it with friends and family, consider including me in the conversation. Feel free to contact me, here.