Lora Painter


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With a journalism career spanning over 9 years, Lora Painter has held positions in the studio as a news anchor, in the field as a reporter, and the control room as a newscast producer.

Lora made her live-television debut at San Diego 6 News, where she was also a video editor and newswriter. Before moving to Lansing, Lora was a reporter and anchor/producer at the ABC affiliate in Medford, Oregon. Lora was also a production assistant at the Fox News Channel headquarters for their documentary unit in New York City. Lora also self-produced a documentary on artists’ efforts to keep classical music alive.

Originally from Southern California -- where she started her career in local newspapers -- Lora’s curiosity and desire to learn new things has led her to many places around the world. She was an English professor at Anyang University, and taught ESL in South Korea for several years, and learned Korean along the way. She has also freelanced for The Korea Times in Seoul, South Korea. Lora manages her own travel website, Travels with Lora.

Lora is a classically trained pianist, and soprano. She has performed with choirs and musical ensembles around the country and in Seoul. Her community passions are schools, music education, and veterans' needs.

Lora has a Master’s degree from New York University, in Broadcast News & Documentary. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University San Marcos with a degree in Communication.

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