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Phil Luciano Joins Peoria Magazine/WTVP Staff

Peoria, Illinois (January 21, 2022) Phil Luciano, the award-winning journalist renowned for intriguing and unusual tales from across Central Illinois, is bringing his storytelling to WTVP and Peoria Magazine.

Luciano spent more than 30 years as a columnist, reporter and editor at the Peoria Journal Star. At WTVP, he will be a regular contributor to the station’s Peoria Magazine, including a monthly column. Luciano will also deliver on-air news and features, including Peoria Magazine ON AIR, a new weekly program currently under development.

“Working with the community-oriented staff at WTVP will be an exciting extension of the storytelling I’ve enjoyed in and around Peoria over the past five decades,” Luciano said. “Viewers and readers across the region can look forward to many fun and fascinating projects planned for Peoria Magazine and WTVP.”

“Phil is going to be an incredible addition at WTVP and Peoria Magazine,” said Lesley Matuszak, president and CEO of WTVP. “We are so excited to have access to his talent and experience as we work together to create stronger ties with our community and move this region forward.”

In addition to his newspaper background, Luciano also has worked as a news/talk show host on Peoria-area radio. He has taught at multiple colleges, including the past 25 years at Bradley University. He has also been involved with numerous local and international nonprofit organizations.


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