|Date of Birth
||14 June 1971
|Place of Birth
||New York, USA
Lynda Lopez a.k.a. "Ly Lo" (born 1973 in the Bronx, New York) is a broadcaster, journalist, host of the "GLOW" T.V. show and anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City.
Lynda's parents immigrated from Puerto Rico and settled in the Bronx section of New York City, looking for a better way of life. They had three daughters, Leslie, Jennifer (J-Lo), and Lynda, who was the youngest. As a child, Lynda was shy and a loner. She enjoyed school and was nicknamed "Brainiac" by her schoolmates because of her intellectual qualities. She didn't share Jennifer's desire for the spotlight while growing up.
After graduating from high school in 1991, Lynda enrolled at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, where she majored in Broadcasting and Communications. Lynda started her radio broadcasting career at WBAB and WLIR on Long Island. She later went to work for Party 105, also on Long Island, as both Assistant Program Director and Music Director. After working for five years in the radio, she landed a position as entertainment correspondent for WPIX's morning show.
In 1993, Lynda was named in the "Who's Who Among American Hispanics." Lynda won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Morning News Program."
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, she worked as a VH1 VJ for a short time with Kane and Rebecca Rankin. In 2000 she hosted a special in which she interviewed her sister, Jennifer. The two of them discussed their childhood as well as J-Lo's rising music career. Some of J-Lo's music videos were played and her then-newest video, "Feelin' So Good," made its VH1 premiere during this special. During this time Lynda was also the morning news entertainment reporter for the WB11 in New York City, WPIX.
In 2002, she became the host of Style Network's GLOW, a cable T.V. show dealing with women's beauty issues. That same year, Lynda was also reporting the latest entertainment news and stories on WNBC-TV, cable entertainment TV program E! News Live, and Spanish-language WNJU, both also in New York City.
In 2003, Lynda became a DJ for WNEW-FM, with her boyfriend at the time, Chris Booker. In October 2003, she joined WCBS-TV as a part-time correspondent, after her show was dropped at WNEW-FM. In August 2004, Lynda was named anchor of WCBS's weekend morning show, making this her first news-anchor job.