Lynna Lai joined 3News in April 2012, and anchors the weekend editions of 3News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. She is also the Weekend Evening Managing Editor and is an investigative reporter on the 3News Investigates team.
Lynna brings to the job her broadcasting experience in major markets across the country. Her aggressive career pursuits began as a reporter at WMBD-TV in Peoria, Ill., which was quickly followed by a year at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore. She then became the first Asian-American television reporter in Cleveland at WJW-TV, but left to pursue anchoring and reporting jobs at WTSP-TV in Tampa, Fla. and WSB-TV in Atlanta, Ga. She has also served as a freelance correspondent for ABC News and the BBC. Lynna returned to Cleveland television in 2001 as an anchor for WOIO-TV.
Recognized for her energetic personality and storytelling abilities, Lynna has won 5 Emmy Awards for Best Spot News Reporting, and for her anchoring and reporting roles on 3News, along with earning an Emmy nomination for her investigative reporting. She has also received two Associated Press awards for Best News Writing and Feature Reporting.
Lynna was born in Chicago and grew up in Louisiana, before her parents moved to Northeast Ohio. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where she was the recipient of the LSU Honor Scholarship and a National Merit Scholarship award. She is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
She and her husband, Phil, live on the west side with their two daughters.
Lynna would love to hear from you, especially if you're chatting about football -- college or NFL!