Brooke Landau

10News Traffic Reporter

.submitbutton {text-align:center;}.storyAd{display:none;} You would never know it but behind Brooke Landau's striking presence is one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented survival stories in medical literature. Having survived congenital heart disease and open-heart surgery as a child, Brooke learned how to persevere from an early age. But her greatest challenge came in 1995, the start of a 13-year battle with Lyme Disease.

Brooke lost her ability to walk, partial sight, hearing, short-term memory and suffered through seven spinal taps, numerous surgeries and finally…an experimental cure that saved her life but may have cost her doctor his medical license. Her unbelievable triumph has been featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE TODAY SHOW, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, EXTRA, FOX, and various affiliates nationwide.

Brooke comes to KGTV with over ten years of television experience. Most recently she served as Producer for the E! TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY and Feature Reporter for ESPN, interviewing dozens of celebrities and high profile people: Rudy Giuliani, Troy Aikman, Peyton & Eli Manning, Pete Rose, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, and countless others.

From a very early age, Brooke possessed an inner strength and drive to succeed. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Brooke accepted a highly coveted management position with Coca-Cola beating out thousands of candidates nationwide.

After falling gravely ill, her unrelenting motivation landed her additional management positions at Fortune 500 Corporations: Nabisco, Timex, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. And even while bedridden for over a year Brooke didn't give up. From a laptop in her bed, Brooke founded the Children's Alliance Network (C.A.N.) - a non-profit organization to help sick children nationwide.

Spotted in a store by a New York fashion designer, Brooke was offered a modeling contract and soon became a familiar figure at couture fashion shows walking the runway for world renown designers: Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Gucci, Valentino and more.

After winning the Venus Swimwear International Model Search, Brooke showcased swimwear in print ads including Body Glove Swimwear and others.

Brooke made her move into broadcast television as Host of the 1997 Bob Marley Festival for MTV. But her entry into news was far from ordinary. Brooke pitched and co-produced her personal medical saga for Fox 11 News Los Angeles, helping to land the network the 2002 Emmy.

Brooke worked for KSWT/CBS in Yuma, Arizona as 6pm & 10pm Anchor and won awards for her reporting. She later spent time writing for KTLA/Los Angeles and producing for the E! True Hollywood Story and America's Most Wanted. Brooke's ability to ask the tough questions, combined with a unique sensitivity, was soon noted by ESPN executives who offered her the coveted Feature Reporter position for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

Most recently Brooke has relocated to San Diego where she is thrilled to be a part of Traffic.com and the 10 News/KGTV team working as the station's Traffic Anchor. When she's not busy in front of the camera, Brooke is a National Spokesperson delivering Key Note and Motivational Speeches for the American Heart Association, Time for Lyme Inc., The Lyme Disease Association, Pfizer, Bayer, Coca-Cola, IBM, Tiffany's, Jet Blue, and many others to inspire and motivate audiences towards health and wellness. Brooke is a concert violinist and pianist of thirteen years.

These days, you'll also find her salsa dancing wherever she hears the music!

To reach Brooke Landau or to inquire about her speaking at your event, you can reach her at: BLandau@Traffic.com.