Veteran Reporter Carol Luper Retiring from WSYX

By Kevin Eck 

Carol Luper, veteran reporter for Columbus, OH, ABC affiliate WSYX, will retire after more than three decades as a TV reporter.

Luper started her career at Columbus radio station WTVN in 1964. She told TVSpy she retired from WTVN in 1966 and had three kids. She returned to broadcasting in 1976 with a short stint at WRFD Radio News before moving to WBNS radio in 1977. She came to WSYX in 1989 after 10 years at the Columbus CBS TV affiliate WBNS.

The Columbus Dispatch said Luper’s first assignment at WSYX involved the 1989 opening of the Columbus City Center downtown mall. Twenty years later she reported on the mall’s closing.


“She knows everyone in this town,” Mitch Jacob WSYX news director told The Dispatch. “And she’s not afraid to ask tough questions.” Jacob added, “When the breaking-news alarm bell goes off, she’s the first person at the assignment desk asking what’s going on.”

Luper told The Dispatch, “I’m retiring as a TV news reporter; I’m certainly not retiring from being active and involved.”

WSYX asked viewers on its facebook page to weigh in on their favorite story from Luper, “TELL US: Do you have a favorite story Carol worked on at ABC 6?”

According to The Dispatch, Luper’s last day will be Saturday.

[The Columbus Dispatch]