An eight-time Emmy Award winner, Young most recently received an Emmy in the Spot News category for his coverage of the Bronx Zoo Skyfari Rescue. He has also been honored with awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, Radio-Television News Directors Association and New York Academy of Television Arts Awards. Young is co-author of the book “The Art of Justice,” about high profile trials illustrated by courtroom artist Marilyn Church. He also writes a blog for cbsnewyork.com entitled “Through a New York Eye,” and Twitters on his private blog, LouYoungNY, where he is currently listed among the “Twitter Elite of New York,” with the highest rated local broadcast site on the survey.
At WCBS-TV, Young reported from ground zero following the 9/11 attacks, traveled to Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to gauge Arab world reaction, spent months in Israel and the occupied territories reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict. He also served as CBS 2′s primary war reporter during the invasion of Iraq, reporting from Kuwait, the Persian Gulf and southern Iraq.
Prior to 9/11 Young covered the controversial 2000 presidential election, the inauguration of George W. Bush, the impeachment trial of President Clinton, the recovery efforts of Swissair Flight 111, school shootings in both Littleton, Colo., and Conyers, Ga., and the crash of TWA Flight 800.
His special reports have ranged from a month-long examination of gun violence in the tri-state area to a detailed look at capital punishment, which included touring a New Jersey death chamber in Trenton and witnessing an execution in Huntsville, Texas.
Young’s exclusive interviews over the years have included an on-camera confession from now-convicted serial killer Nathaniel White in Orange County, N.Y., and a detailed account of former U-Boat Captain Reinhart Hardegen’s assaults on U.S. shipping off the Long Island coast in the opening days of World War II. The Hardegen interview was conducted at the former captain’s home in Bremen, Germany on the 50th anniversary of the assaults.
Earlier in his career, Young worked at both WABC-TV (1981-1990) and WNBC-TV (1990-1994). Prior to that he worked at WTVT-TV Tampa (1980-1981), as an assignment editor and senior producer at the New Jersey Nightly News (1979-1980), a reporter and assignment editor for WFLA-TV Tampa (1978-1979) and reporter and assignment editor at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, FL (1974-1978).
Young has a B.S. in Broadcasting from the University of Florida (class of 1974). He currently resides with his wife and two children in Westchester County, NY.
Flames shot out of the top floor of the Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the Upper East Side at 8:30 p.m. Monday night. That’s where fire marshals believe the fire started.
Dozens of communities in the Tri-State were planning big fireworks shows after sundown Monday, with crews preparing for the big night. CBS 2 went behind the scenes to catch up with some folks who truly love their dangerous work.
Police throughout the Tri-State Area were warning Friday night that booze and water don’t mix.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blitzed the suburbs Thursday with ceremonial bill signings, but will his 2-percent property tax cap stick? Not everyone is sure.
It’s a sound of summer some people could live without. We’re talking about leaf blowers, wielded by small armies of landscape workers and homeowners in city suburbs. The battle is currently being fought in the northern suburbs.
A Connecticut man who had part of his tongue bitten off during an alleged sexual assault was arraigned Monday on multiple charges.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Marc Bernstein Speaks Out About Son’s Alleged Sex Assault In Rockland County Firehouse
“This has destroyed my son’s life – a serious sex crime has been committed and I want those responsible to be held accountable,” Bernstein said.
Store owners are expecting a last-minute buying spurt on Friday night and Saturday in the run up to Father’s Day. As CBS 2’s Lou Young reports, though, it’s not about the gifts – it’s about the reasons for giving them.
The City marked a grim anniversary on Saturday, 10 years after an explosion rocked a burning hardware store in Long Island City, killing three firefighters.
Store owners are expecting a last-minute buying spurt on Friday night and Saturday in the run up to Father’s Day. CBS 2’s Lou Young takes a look at what the kid’s are buying dad, and the reason they’re doing it.
Police in the northern suburbs are blaming a pet exotic snake for the death of one of its owners. The animal’s bite is poisonous and almost always fatal.
Four confirmed cases of rabies in Westchester County have led to a warning for parents and pet owners. A series of close encounters with rabid animals has suburbanites shaken.
There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. It’s out there and conservation experts said the picture obtained by CBS 2 is definitely it.
After being the victim of a frightening arson attack, New Square resident Aron Rottenberg spoke from his hospital bed on Wednesday. Rottenberg said that he blames the leaders of an Hassidic sect for creating the intolerant atmosphere that led to his injuries.
Heroes in the making taught CBS 2′s Lou Young a lesson he will never forget. Firefighters from Orange County took their training high above the Hudson River and Young went along with them.