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Lou Young

young1 Lou YoungA native New Yorker, Lou Young joined CBS 2 in June 1994. He has served as a broadcast journalist in the New York market since 1981.

An eight-time Emmy Award winner, Young was most recently nominated for national Emmy for coverage of the Dec, 2012 Newtown, CT school massacre.  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. At WCBS-TV, Young reported for Boston and Watertown MASS during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomb suspects.  His reports from Watertown were carried live on the network on the evening of April 19th, 2013.  He was on the air during and after Superstorm Sandy landed in the New York area and from the scene of 7 other major storms including Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, MS and New Orleans LA, and Hurricanes Charlie, Jeanne, and Wilma in various locations around the state of Florida.  He was in Lower Manhattan during the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and reported from Ground Zero in the weeks that followed.  Also in 2001 he filed reports from Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to gauge Arab world reaction, and spent months in Israel and the occupied territories reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict. (Young has been to Israel thirteen times for WCBS-TV as of this writing).  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 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,” and is among the highest rated local broadcast sites on the survey.

There is a photograph of Lou Young hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC,  Taken by Frank Schramm, it is displayed as being representative of broadcast journalists who worked at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks.

Young has a B.S. in Broadcasting from the University of Florida (class of 1974), where he was recently honored as a “Distinguished Alumnus” of the College of Journalism and Communications.  He currently resides with his wife and two children in Westchester County, NY.

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Bail Increased For Suspect In Alleged Plot To Recruit, Train Fake Spies

Lawrence Bottone was hit with a new indictment Tuesday for an alleged plot to make victims think they were being trained as spies.

05/31/2011

Mamaroneck drowning

Mount Vernon Man Drowns Off Island Harbor Park In Mamaroneck

The summer swim season got off to a tragic start over the holiday weekend. The body of a Westchester County man was pulled from the water on Monday morning.

05/30/2011

New Square resident Aron Rottenberg, 43, was hospitalized with burns to 50 percent of his body after an attack apparently sparked by a religious dispute. (Credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Family Of Victim In New Square Religious Dispute Calls For Civil Rights Probe

The family of a Rockland County man horribly burned in an arson attack is now asking state and federal law enforcement for help, publicly calling for a civil rights probe of the insular Skver Hasidic sect.

05/25/2011

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Study: Long Commute Could Lead To Divorce, Separation

A new study suggests the time you’re spending on the roads and rails might be paving a path to separation or even divorce.

05/25/2011

New Square resident Aron Rottenberg, 43, was hospitalized with burns to 50 percent of his body after an attack apparently sparked by a religious dispute. (Credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Attempted Murder Charge Filed In Ramapo Arson Case Sparked By Religious Dispute

Ramapo police Chief Peter Brower said Monday that Shaul Spitzer of New Square was trying to burn down Aron Rottenberg’s house when both men suffered burns and were hospitalized Sunday.

05/23/2011

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Improving Used Car Market Could Mean It’s Time To Sell

Looking for a good investment? You may have to look no further than your driveway. Auto industry experts are reporting the value of used cars has jumped nearly 16 percent in the past year – so is it time to sell?

05/19/2011

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Questions Arise About Possible DWI Cover Up For NYPD Cop In Tuckahoe

A Bronx grand jury probe into NYPD favoritism for traffic and parking summonses accidentally uncovered a possible DWI cover up in Westchester County with suburban cops allegedly concealing the situation for their city counterpart.

05/19/2011

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Hundreds Laid Off As Yonkers Schools Face Crippling Budget Crunch

There’s high anxiety in New York’s fourth largest city, as Yonkers schools face crushing program cuts in a faceoff between the city and its teachers union.

05/18/2011

Playland - Rye, NY - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

As Rye Playland’s Gates Open, Redevelopment A Lingering Concern

Rye Playland is getting ready to open for the season this weekend, but it will cost more to go there. It’s not all fun and games for county leaders, as they try to deal with major debt.

05/13/2011

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More Than 700 Yonkers School Employees Handed Pink Slips

Yonkers public schools played host to a pink slip blizzard on Friday, with 700 employees losing their jobs. The district made the cuts in the face of a $42 million budget gap.

05/13/2011

Grand Central Parkway

Dangerous Roads: New Survey Says Many NYC Highways Not Marked Properly

On Thursday CBS 2 got a first look at a new survey that says many of our highways lack the most basic safety marks.

05/12/2011

Tanya McDowell is seen with the Connecticut NAACP's Scott X. Exdaile outside state superior court - Norwalk, CT - Apr 27, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Stephanie Reitz)

Supporters Rally Behind Homeless Woman Arrested For Sending Son To Norwalk School

Imagine being arrested for sending your child to the school of your choice. That’s what happened to a homeless mother who faces felony charges and 20 years in prison if convicted.

05/11/2011

Westchester County property taxes

Property Tax Grievance Season Off To Fast Start In Westchester County

Are you frustrated because of high property taxes? Well, there’s a simple way you can slash your bill.

05/10/2011

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Tri-State Residents Dealing With Plenty Of Pollen & Aggravating Allergies

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05/09/2011

Coyote

State Won’t Renew Coyote-Trapping Permits For Rye

New York state has decided not to renew coyote-trapping permits in two suburban communities where attacks occurred year. The DEC said permits were not warranted in Rye and Rye Brook because there were few coyote sightings over the winter.

04/29/2011

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