Craig Lucie joined the WSB-TV family in 2011. His day starts early by going out in the field and reporting on a story he normally finds, and then he rushes back to anchor Channel 2 Action News at 4.
During his professional career, he has won an EMMY for Best News Anchor, several AP Awards for his reporting and contributed reports to newscasts that have won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards. He has also appeared on World News Tonight with David Muir on several occasions, and he was recently one of a few journalists invited to have dinner with President Donald Trump in the State Dining Room of The White House.
Craig has brought Atlantans major news that affects them on a daily basis and can be found donating his time by hosting multiple galas, runs, walks and professional breakfast and lunch meetings for Atlanta businesses and charities. Many of these events include SafePath Children’s Advocacy which is a charity that helps children who have been abused. He is also chairman of the board for the Top Dogg K-9 Foundation which trains service dogs and gives them to our veterans free of charge.
For the past few years, Craig has also donated his time at benefits for the Aga Kahn Foundation, March of Dimes, Trees Atlanta, The American Diabetes Association, The Covington Police Fuzz Run, 21st Century Leaders, The Atlanta Broadcast Advertising Club, The Atlanta Press Club to name a few.
Craig has mentored hundreds of college students during his time while anchoring and reporting at WSB, WESH-TV in Orlando, KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas and KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas. Craig helped them land their first jobs in journalism and loves sharing his knowledge with students to help them craft their resume tapes.
Craig has reported LIVE during numerous breaking national stories. He was on the ground in Boston shortly after the marathon bombings bringing LIVE reports to our Atlanta viewers. He also provided LIVE reports during 37 hours of continuous coverage while citizens were stuck in their cars on Atlanta’s interstates during a major ice storm. Most recently, Craig provided LIVE reports on the terrorism in Orlando. He also reported Live from the floor of The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and from the Capitol for The Presidential Inauguration.
Through his investigative reports, Craig exposed a scam artist who was stealing homes and renting them out to unsuspecting tenants. His investigation led to a metro-wide sting, and the man behind the scam is currently serving a 44-year prison sentence.
Craig traveled with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and a delegation of business and community leaders to Havana, Cuba. While he was there, he provided the first LIVE report the moment that President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Embassy would re-open in the communist country. He provided WSB viewers with more than 25 reports in a 4-day span and continues to report on local and state businesses exploring Cuba opportunities.
In a recent show named Atlanta Unite, Craig and Anchor Jovita Moore helped spark a conversation between Atlanta’s police leaders and politicians with the protestors who were trying to shut down the downtown connector following controversial police shootings.
Craig graduated from Southern Methodist University majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Spanish. He also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. Craig sits on the Atlanta SMU Alumni Board and the SMU Steering Committee which recently helped the school make history by raising more than $1 billion dollars for their Second Century Campaign. He frequently visits SMU as a guest lecturer and meets with current journalism students to discuss their future career aspirations. Craig is a member of The ONE Group Class of 2015, which consists of 25 young professionals helping raise awareness for the JDRF Georgia Chapter.
He is married to his college sweetheart and enjoys spending time with his wife and their young daughter by exploring Georgia.
- PARKatlanta is no more; meet Atlanta's new parking vendor
- Killing snakes? That could cause more venomous ones to slither in your yard
- Georgia veteran receives letter telling her she's dead
- Storms knock down trees onto homes, cars across north Georgia
- Price Fix? Drug companies drastically raising generic drug prices
- Snakebites in Georgia up 40 to 50 percent this year
- Grease, baby wipes cause sewage to flow into creek
- Snake slithers up door, peers through window of home
- Piedmont Atlanta performs its1st live-donor liver transplant
- Teachers raise money to build new playground for special-needs students
- Woman scares burglar away through security camera
- MARTA's I-85 plan as spring break comes to an end
- Lost Boy of Sudan turned Atlanta police officer shares inspiring story
- This program is changing veterans' lives
- Scientists condemn controversial 'Coyote Challenge'
- Historic Cherokee County home to be demolished
- A 'pollen explosion' is coming to Georgia
- Veteran nonprofit to open doors with benefit this weekend
- Deputy in wrongful-death lawsuit also accused of sexual assault
- President Trump makes first address to joint session of Congress
- Business owner unfairly targeted for trash violation
- Mock rooms show what new Piedmont Atlanta Hospital could look like
- Channel 2 gets VIP tour of new Mercedes-Benz stadium
- Relief could be on the way for homeowners in Fulton County
- 'Less aggressive' SP Plus parking vendor will soon replace Park Atlanta
- Wildlife expert says even though we see spike in snake bites, stop killing them
- Vice President Mike Pence visits Dobbins ARB, attends Handel fundraiser
- Georgia veteran receives letter telling her she's dead
- Man says business became dumping ground after county raised trash collection fee
- Politician will make history if elected as 1st African American female governor