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MVJ Welcomes NBC10 & Telemundo62 Anchor Lucy Bustamante to Board of Directors

By May 20, 2024News

May 20, 2024 – Military Veterans in Journalism is pleased to announce the addition of journalist and diversity advocate Lucy Bustamante to its Board of Directors. Currently a morning news anchor with NBC10 and a breaking news anchor with Telemundo62 in Philadelphia, Bustamante brings diverse experiences and insights from her career to this new role.

Lucy Bustamante is passionate about serving the Hispanic, Latinx and military-connected communities. She was the co-founding President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, along with fellow military spouse/Telemundo News Anchor, Iris Delgado. Bustamante has also worked with the Naval Officers Spouses Association and the NBC Universal Veterans network to support military families in Philadelphia and beyond.

“I’m honored to be joining the Board of Directors of Military Veterans in Journalism in support of the organization’s work,” said Bustamante of her new role. “As a long-time supporter of MVJ and its initiatives to bring more veterans into the news environment, I look forward to guiding MVJ in the near future as it grows with the community of vets in journalism.”

Bustamante has a storied journalism career, with four Emmy awards and one Telly award for her work in her current role. She has also received several Associated Press awards for her work as an anchor, three Edward R. Murrow awards for her 2011 documentary work on the Affordable Care Act in Virginia, and one Edward R. Murrow award and one Peabody Award for New Orleans breaking news and coverage of Hurricane Katrina, respectively.

“We at MVJ are thrilled to welcome Lucy to our Board of Directors,” said Zack Baddorf, MVJ’s Executive Director. “She has been a vocal supporter of veterans in newsrooms and a wonderful guide and advocate for MVJ. We look forward to having her insight and guidance on board as we move into the future of our organization and community.”

Military Veterans in Journalism extends a warm welcome to Lucy Bustamante as she joins the MVJ Board of Directors. We look forward to learning from her and working alongside her to build new efforts to support veterans in journalism.