Giacomo Luca joins the Heartland News Team from the Buckeye state. He’ll report from the Heartland News Southern Illinois Newsroom. Prior to joining Heartland News and KFVS12, Giacomo was the weekend anchor and producer for WLIO-TV in Lima, Ohio. But, he’s no stranger to Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in journalism with a minor in legal studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Giacomo believes journalism isn’t just a career, “it’s a lifestyle.” And he’s decided to dedicate his life to seeking truth and reporting it. He says he’s excited to be telling stories in Southern Illinois and throughout the Heartland.
His previous television news experience also includes internships with WGN-TV in Chicago, WXIX-TV, the Raycom Media station in Cincinnati, and WAWS-TV/WTEV-TV in Jacksonville, Florida.
Giacomo’s big Italian family is very important to him. He is the second oldest of seven siblings. Giacomo is fluent in Italian and is named after his grandfather who is an immigrant from a small town in Southern Italy.
He was born and raised on the West-Side of Cincinnati. His favorite sports teams are, you guessed it, the Reds and the Bengals. As you can imagine, he's already feeling the pressure from Cardinal Nation