Lydia Magallanes joins KALB as a 5 p.m. co-anchor and reporter after two years at KLFY TV 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
But Lydia isn’t a new face at Channel 5. She started her broadcast career at KALB in 2013 first as an intern then as a news/sports photographer and reporter.
Lydia is a graduate of Louisiana College and Leesville High School. Although an 8 year resident of Louisiana, Lydia also calls Friendswood, Texas home. As an Army child, Lydia has lived in Virginia, New York and Hawaii before her step-dad retired at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Lydia loves to read and write and is a big soccer fan. When she’s not anchoring or covering stories out of Vernon Parish and Fort Polk, you might see Lydia shooting a local high school football or basketball game.
Lydia is excited to be back in Central Louisiana, a place she called home for several years and looks forward to serving the community.