Lloyd LaCuesta

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Lloyd LaCuesta
Occupation television journalist
Television KTVU news
Term 1976-2012
Awards Emmy

Lloyd LaCuesta (born in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American journalist. He was most recently the South Bay bureau chief for the San Francisco Bay Area TV station KTVU's news division, having worked at KTVU for 35 years. He retired from the position as of June 2012.[1] LaCuesta is of Filipino ancestry.[2][3]


LaCuesta served in the Army as a broadcast journalist for the American Forces Korea Network. He attended California State University, Los Angeles and San Jose State University (SJSU), earning a B.A. in journalism and political science. He won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for reporting while at SJSU. He received an M.A. in Journalism from University of California, Los Angeles. He worked as a writer for KNX/CBS Radio in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and as a producer for KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KGO-TV in San Francisco. He started work at Oakland based television station KTVU in 1976. He has taught journalism at SJSU and Menlo College.[4]


LaCuesta has won six Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) in 2004. He was the first national president of the AAJA, and is the director of the AAJA's Study Tours Program. He was the first president of Unity Journalists of Color.[5]


  1. ^ "Veteran KTVU reporter Lloyd LaCuesta ends his distinguished...". www.ktvu.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ Hartlaub, Peter. "All hail Lloyd LaCuesta: Iron man of local TV news | The Big Event | an SFGate.com blog". Blog.sfgate.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120105041644/http://www.asianart.org/filamhistory.htm. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "SJSU Radio/TV Journalism Distinguished Alums & Former Students - Wall of Honor". Profbob.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  5. ^ Rick HurdContra Costa Times (2012-04-24). "Lloyd LaCuesta, KTVU Channel 2 news reporter, retiring - San Jose Mercury News". Mercurynews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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