September 11, 2012


Teresa Lukens new host of KSPS Health Matters program

Spokane TV and radio personality Teresa Lukens will be guiding the conversation when KSPS-TV’s Health Matters program returns for a 10th season September 27, at 7pm.

Lukens has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades. She became a familiar face to Inland Northwest viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor at KXLY, but she also produced and hosted numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and KXLY’s Bloomsday coverage. In addition to her TV experience, Teresa also co-hosted two successful morning radio shows alongside her husband Rick Lukens.

The September 27 Health Matters topic is Alzheimer’s. Viewers have the opportunity to question physicians and health care experts about the disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Panelists will include Neurologist Jon Ween, M.D. of the Rockwood Clinic, Oscar Haupt, M.S.W. from Providence Adult Day Health, Leonard Vanderosch, M.D. of Columbia Medical Associates, and WSU Professor of Psychology Dr. Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D.

Viewers are encouraged to email their questions prior to the broadcast to

Health Matters is made possible by the support of our corporate partner, Providence Health Care. With 12 ministries and over 8000 people dedicated to providing a continuum of professional, compassionate care.

KSPS contact:

Jim Zimmer, Executive Producer at 509-354-7688 or