Julie Luck is an award-winning journalist who spent over nine years anchoring on WFMY News 2 weeknights at 11:00 p.m. However, she hasn’t appeared on the late news broadcast for the last few months. This made viewers curious about what happened to Julie Luck and her whereabouts. They also are wondering whether Julie Luck is leaving WFMY-TV. Here’s what the news anchor said about her absence.
Julie Luck’s Education and Career
After being born to Chinese and Filipino parents in Southern California, Julie Luck was raised in Orange County. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, and a master’s in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston.
Luck has more than 20 years of experience in broadcast news. Her career journey started in 1997 when she became a reporter and anchor for WVII ABC 7/WFVX FOX 22 in Bangor, Maine.
The anchor moved to many cities while climbing the media markets across the U.S. She has worked in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco Bay Area. However, her state-hopping days came to an end in 2001 when Luck joined FOX8 WGHP in High Point, North Carolina.
In 2013, she was given the opportunity to join the state’s WFMY News 2 in Greensboro. Luck became the weekday anchor at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.
What Happened to Julie Luck?
Julie was diagnosed with colon cancer during a routine colonoscopy in January 2022. The anchor also went public with her diagnosis to encourage others to get tested. The same month she went on medical leave and returned to work after beating colorectal cancer in June 2022. WFMY shared a video from the newsroom where she can be seen fighting tears after her co-workers prepared a surprise for her return.
However, Julie has been missing from the 11 p.m. broadcast for the last few months. Actually, Julie Luck has decided to cut back on her work and focus more on her recovery. While you will not find her on the late news, you can still see her anchoring WFMY News 2 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The anchor had announced at the beginning of 2023 that she had decided to scale back at work. “With the blessing of my superiors, I’ve chosen to scale back at work a bit. I’ll anchor WFMY News 2 at 5 and 6 pm for several years to come as part of my new contract but I will no longer be part of the 11pm newscast. This change that starts today will allow me to continue to heal and have a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Cancer taught me valuable lessons. To slow down and appreciate the here and now,” the anchor wrote on Facebook on January 2, 2023.
The anchor has lately spoken out once more to address the rumors around her departure. She further said, “I’ve received several messages recently asking about my whereabouts since I’ve been missing from the 11pm newscast. ICYMI, I announced at the beginning of the year that I decided to scale back at work to focus on healing and recovery.”
So, Julie Luck is not leaving WFMY-TV; instead, she has adjusted her work hours to take care of herself. Her ardent followers miss her on the late news; however, they understand that health comes first.