Dorothy Lucey Wakes Us Up
By Scott Huver
“Our whole show is really about the screwups,” says anchor Dorothy Lucey, entertainment anchor of KTLA’s morning show Good Day LA. “We exploit our screwups and throw in a little news, and that’s the show. I don’t think I could ever go back to doing a normal broadcast.”
Lucey says the freewheeling, Did-they-just-say-that? rapport she shares with coanchors Steve Edwards and Jillian Reynolds happened purely by accident because when they started working together “nobody was watching, so we were just talking.” But things didn’t change when the ratings did. “Once people started watching, we were just as silly,” she says. “Steve is so casual, and Jill is so wacky, and I’m somewhere in the middle. When people say to me, ‘How do you guys really get along?’ I say, ‘Do you watch?’ It’s three hours of sheer honesty.”
When the cameras aren’t rolling, Lucey’s time is devoted to her husband, KCBS investigative reporter David Goldstein (“We have one serious journalist in the house and one goofball,” she laughs) and their son, Nash, 11. “My son sums up my TV show perfectly: He says we go on TV, say random things and hope for the best. That’s the best description I’ve ever heard of Good Day LA.”
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.