- Full Name Tamala Edwards Lugrine
- Occupation TV personality, Anchor, and Correspondent
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Georgia, USA
- Birth Date Apr 07, 1971
- Age 51 Years, 5 Months
- Nickname Tamala Lugrine
Tamala Edwards | BiographyFormer ABC News Correspondent
Edwards' work has covered a wide range of subjects, including the cover story 'Who Needs a Husband?' about the shifting dynamics of love and marriage. She has also written about House and Senate campaigns, the Reform Party, the battle over Vermont's school financing, and other contentious political matters. Moreover, Edwards won first place from the Education Writers Association for her contribution to TIME's cover article 'What Makes a Good School' in 1999. Vogue magazine designated her a writer for 'The Next Establishment' in August 2000, and she was included in Folio magazine's 30 Under 30 list in November 2000.
Tamala Edwards Lugrine is a media personality who works for 6abc.
Who is Tamala Edwards?
Tamala Edwards Lugrine is an American TV personality, anchor, and correspondent who began her career in 1993 as a staff writer and reporter for Time Inc. She focused on politics, education, and social issues.
From 1995 to 1997, Edwards worked as a correspondent in Time's Washington bureau, covering Bob Dole's presidential campaign, politics, society, and breaking news. In addition, she covered the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. In 2000, she also talked about former Vice President Al Gore's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Edwards worked for Time Inc. for over eight years before leaving in 2001. She then joined ABC News Correspondents in October 2001.
During her time there, she was a World News Now and World News This Morning anchor, an undercover journalist during the Gulf War, and Good Morning America and World News Weekends correspondent. Edwards left the media production after working for over three years in January 2005.
The same month, she landed a job at WPVI-TV/6abc and has worked there since. She began co-anchoring Action News Mornings from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and is a co-host of Inside Story. She also conducts detailed interviews with newsmakers like Governor Senator Bob Casey, Mayor Michael Nutter, Tom Corbett, and others and moderates many election debates.
Besides that, Edwards' work has covered a wide range of subjects, including the cover story 'Who Needs a Husband?' about the shifting dynamics of love and marriage. She has also written about House and Senate campaigns, the Reform Party, the battle over Vermont's school financing, and other contentious political matters.
Moreover, Edwards won first place from the Education Writers Association for her contribution to TIME's cover article 'What Makes a Good School' in 1999. The next year, Vogue magazine designated her a writer for 'The Next Establishment' in August 2000, and she was included in Folio magazine's 30 Under 30 list in November 2000.
Age and Early Bio
Tamala Edwards Lugrine was born on 7 April 1971 in Georgia, USA, and grew up in Texas.
She attended Bellaire High School from 1985 to 1989. After that, Edwards earned an honors bachelor of arts degree in international relations from Stanford University, graduating in 1993.
Edwards's parents were among the first African-Americans to purchase Riverside Terrace in Houston. Her father works as a banker, and her mother is a stay-at-home parent.
She shares about her parents on her social media frequently. For example, on 10 March 2018, she posted a photo of her parents on Facebook and called them "a pair of aces."
Similarly, Edwards also wished her mother a happy birthday on Instagram on 10 May 2020. She wrote, "My first girl, my best girl, my forever girl. This woman IS love. Happy Mother's Day, Mom…"
Where is Tamala Edwards Now?
As of 2022, Edwards is working as a morning anchor at 6abc News. In addition, she received the 'Most Valuable Player' on Philadelphia Television in 2022.
Furthermore, the Daily Times writer Neal Zoren, wrote that Edwards worked her way through her position and honor. He praised her eminent commentaries on current events and happenings. He wrote, "What I love about these pieces, what impresses me with their thoughtfulness, intelligence, and wit is how neatly they address their subject and hit their target while never being overbearing, clichéd, or overtly political."
Edwards has been married to her husband Rocco Lugrine since 2006. The couple got married in Rome, Italy. In an interview with Philadelphia Magazine in 2020, she mentioned they met while working on a story.
"I went to a bakery to take a chocolate class. The pastry chef's name was Rocco. I was expecting someone older and European. Instead, it was this really handsome 33-year-old who had been the pastry chef at Le Bec-Fin," Edwards said.
Rocco Lugrine has been working as an Eas coast technical advisor for Barry Callebaut Group, one of the world's largest chocolate companies, since 2007. Previously, he worked as a pastry chef instructor at Art Institute from 2008 to 2017 and as a corporate pastry chef at Le Bec Fin Restaurant from 2007 to 2009.
On 15 September 2019, Edwards shared a photo of their wedding day and celebrated her 13th wedding anniversary with her husband.
The couple is proud parents of two young sons. Their first son, Rocco Alexander Edwards Lugrine, was born on 1 September 2009. Unfortunately, Edwards had a miscarriage two years later, which she only shared through Instagram on 2 October 2020.
However, Edwards gave birth to her second son, Massimo John Edwards Lugrine, on 11 September 2012.
And as of 2022, she has not updated on her personal status, so as to she is still married.