Lydia’s hometown is the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France. A dual French-American citizen, she moved back to the U.S. to study Broadcast Journalism at Brigham Young University and perform as a member of the school’s Ballroom Dance Company. Before moving to Casper, Lydia interned at KSL 5 TV in Salt Lake City and worked as a morning news anchor on Classical 89 radio. She was also a reporter, desk anchor, weather anchor, and producer for her college’s daily newscast, ElevenNews.
Some of her favorite topics are local government and social and family issues. In 2012, Lydia earned a national award from the William Randolph Hearst Journalism Awards Program for a story on foster care for Hispanic children.
When she’s not at the station, Lydia enjoys dancing with her husband, sewing, improving her photography skills, and all things social media related. One of her heroes is the Marquis de Lafayette (a French noble who fought with the patriots during the American Revolution). He was a Frenchman with a deep love for America, and Lydia knows a little something about having two homelands! She’s a southern gal at heart -- from the south of France, that is.
Lydia is excited for this new adventure in the rugged, beautiful Cowboy State. She wants to tell your stories. Have an idea, want to comment, or need a good French recipe? She would love to hear from you!
Contact: Lydia Defranchi at firstname.lastname@example.org