Lora Strum

Multimedia Journalist I Storyteller

Wherever the story takes me

Lora Strum

A multimedia reporter and nationally-recognized “quadruple-threat” in the industry, Lora enjoys reporting in myriad forms for air on multiple platforms. She has covered Supreme Court rulings and Senate hearings, inner-city education and arts programs, business research and newsmakers-- on air, online and in print.


VIDEO: Nursing Crisis Hits Philly's Public Schools

Andrew Jackson Elementary School Principal Lisa Ciaranca-Kaplan and Francis Scott Key School nurse Linda Giangiordano share their experience providing medical services in the underfunded School District of Philadelphia.
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VIDEO: Poverty Just Oustide the Nation's Capitol

As a part of President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, Dr. Cornell West and Mr. Tavis Smiley spoke on the impact poverty has on the nation. This video details the hidden depths poverty reaches in Alexandria, VA--a city just outside the nation's capitol.
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VIDEO: Supreme Court Decision Huge Deal for Our Generation

On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act. NewsHour Extra gathered student voices at the steps of the Supreme Court.
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VIDEO: Education: Philly POPS Orchestra "Swings into Schools"

“POPS Outside” began June 9 as a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia for the All City Jazz Festival. The program includes Central High School, the School of the Future, Franklin Learning Center, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Julia R. Masterman High School, Girard Academic Music Program, Kensington CAPA and The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush.
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VIDEO: Education: Schools Teeter on the Brink of Financial Crisis

Philadelphia has had a big year. It’s welcomed the pope, honored the Dalai Lama and was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO. But behind the scenes is a building crisis: its schools are failing.
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VIDEO: Education: CAPA's Dorina Morrow HIts High Note with Students

Despite taking her turn as a backup singer for artists such as Celine Dion and Michael Bolton, Dorina Morrow demurs when asked to sing in the middle of her office. Morrow, the vocal director at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) in South Philadelphia, is more excited to hear her students perform.
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Soldier, combat dog share PTSD diagnosis, road to recovery

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 20, 2015) -- Up at 5 a.m., retired Staff Sgt. Matthew Bessler often speaks his first words of the day to his dog, Mike, who lives with him now in Powell, Wyoming, and who has deployed with him twice to Iraq. Bessler served as an Army Ranger and former Special Forces Engineer with the canine tactical team from 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Carson, Colorado.
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Education: The Kids Aren’t Alright

The cause of Philadelphia’s failing public schools has been attributed to anything from budget stalemates in Harrisburg, to misappropriation of past federal stimulus money, to district officials determined to live above their means. Whatever the cause, the effect is the same: students are suffering.
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Tourism, business leaders visit Temple to discuss impact of World Meeting of Families

Roughly 800,000 people flooded Philadelphia in late September for a visit from Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families, a global gathering of Catholics. An event jointly sponsored by Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and Temple’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) considered that very question.
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Education: Sick at School? No Nurse on Duty

It’s a busy Monday morning at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in South Philadelphia when two kindergarteners walk into the front office, one with wet pants. As the little boy begins to tearfully explain how he nearly had an accident, the office personnel spring into action calling for help. The little boy is startled, worried he’s done something wrong, when the school security officer arrives in lieu of a school nurse.
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Army needs one 'solid network' to protect against cyber threats

From computers and laptops, to smartphones and tablets, being "in the know" is the baseline for effective organization and leadership. In today's Army, mission command means effective communication across all commands, mediums and environments that is pervasive, protected and utilized to greatest efficiency, said Army leaders during a discussion sponsored by the Association of the United States Army, or AUSA, July 9.
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Kane/Fina Feud Worsens During Grand Jury Trial

When Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio wanted to secretly cancel hearings she did so via email. The Courthouse was stunned to learn that I had the praecipe numbers which indicated that multiple hearings had been cancelled by email. No one would take responsibility or explain. Court Administration had cancelled the hearings without notice or entry… and without Court Order.
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Lora Strum

Lora Strum is an enthusiastic and driven news, public affairs and arts reporter.

“It’s all storytelling. That’s what journalism is all about.” –Tom Brokaw

In just a few short years, Lora is making her mark on the media industry. Passionate, highly-motivated and empathetic, her galvanizing attitude brings a productive and compelling dynamic to the world of journalism.

A multimedia reporter and nationally-recognized “quadruple-threat” in the industry, Lora enjoys reporting in myriad forms for air on multiple platforms. She has covered Supreme Court rulings and Senate hearings, inner-city education and arts programs, business research and newsmakers--on air, online and in print.

Her work as a broadcast producer, video and web editor has been featured at the 2013 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and online at the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Temple Update Now.

Her experience in public affairs reporting stems from time spent assisting the communications director of the City of Alexandria, as a part of the public relations team at the Temple University Fox School of Business, reporting for and the Department of Defense’s Army News Service.

Her copy editing skills were most recently utilized at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lora received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and French from Temple University in May 2016.

Indulging her interest in comprehensive and concise reporting, Lora is currently working as the Science and Social Media News Assistant for the PBS NewsHour—pitching and delivering innovative content for broadcast, web, and social media

Interested in arts, science, foreign and public affairs, including politics, business, policy and education, Lora’s greatest strength is her ability to tell a story by any means necessary. Check her out on Twitter @LoraStrum.



  • communication
  • public relations
  • social media
  • multimedia reporting
  • Storytelling
  • Journalism