Veteran journalist and eight-time Emmy award-winner Lu Ann Cahn joined WCAU in 1987. In her current role she focuses on special assignments, exclusive features, and high-profile stories of the day.
Cahn’s contributions to NBC10 have been wide-ranging, and she is most admired by her colleagues and viewers for her personal story of battling breast cancer at the age of 35. Through her struggle and determination conquering this disease, she has heightened the awareness and importance of breast self-exam and mammography testing. Her 1992 special report, "Breast Cancer: My Personal Story," won her a national Clarion award and two Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmys. Cahn also co-authored the book "Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life," which was published by New American Library in 2003 and featured on "The Today Show."
Passionate about her causes, Cahn is an honorary board member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, and is the emcee of their annual renaissance ball.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Cahn graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, photojournalist Phil Houser, reside in Montgomery County with their daughter, Alexa.