Lu Hanessian is a veteran television anchor, with more than 25 years of on-air experience; as former NBC anchor/host ("Real Life"; "Unsolved Mysteries") and Discovery Health Channel host ("Make Room for Baby"; "Total Family Health"), now a media consultant and media literacy advocate, researcher, and writer focused on trauma-informed journalism, with special focus on the changing role of the press, public health, and collective resilience.
For five years, she hosted "Travel, Travel" CTV Network around the world, as well as "The Science Show", syndicated in 110 countries, translated into 17 languages. In 2012-14, Lu was co-host of "Liberty Treehouse," an educational show for youth, in which she also hosted "The Learning Lab with Lu" and "This is Your Brain On..." in NYC. She has been a frequent guest education expert on FOX5-NY with Ernie Anastos.
In her television career spanning more than 25 years, Lu has interviewed countless people from all over the world, from cultural icons like Walter Cronkite and Barbara Bush to musical royalty Garth Brooks, Gloria Estefan, Eartha Kitt and Cyndi Lauper, to global leaders in education, science, innovation, human rights, sports, and young inventors and change agents. Lu brings her innate curiosity, candor, wit and insight to every interview. She is a storyteller with heart. As a science journalist, she is a synthesist, bringing together insights, discoveries and research from many disciplines and scientific fields with clarity, context and cutting-edge perspectives.