Star reporter Lois Lane is a close friend of Superman, and Clark Kent's reporting partner at the Daily Planet. She is unaware that Clark and Superman are one and the same man. She is known for being quite a stubborn reporter, taking extremely dangerous risks just to get a story. She is often in over her head, and is needed to be rescued by Superman.
On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, a couple named Sam and Ella Lane give birth to their first daughter on their farm in the small, rural community of Pittsdale, Iowa. This girl is named Lois, and when she entered high school, she excelled in all of her studies. During her junior year, a large Metropolis newspaper known as the Daily Planet sponsored a nationwide contest for high school students. Whoever succeeded in submitting the best report would one day be awarded a position with the paper. Lois was selected to participate in the contest and met Clark Kent from Smallville.
Following high school, Lois attended Raleigh College, majoring in journalism. After graduation, she made contact with Perry White, managing editor of the Daily Planet, who kept his promise to Lois and offered her a position as a reporter. In time, Lois became one of the most infamous investigative journalists in the Daily Planet's history.
Lois was part of a military family as her father, Sam Lane, was actively enlisted in a branch of the military. From the uniform he is seen wearing, it can be inferred that he was in the Air Force. It is also inferred that the family lived on a military base. Lois seems to have had a close relationship with her father based on dialogue in the series. Further, he seems to have trained her in the martial arts as she defended herself directly on at least one occasion and as she said "daddy was a black belt". Lois was not above taking risks to get a story as well as using aggressive tactics to accomplish her goals. She is an an award winning reporter who has traveled a great deal and can be easily classified as the Daily Planet's star reporter. Lois liked to be on top, even if it included regularly beating her fellow reporter Clark Kent to a story.
Lois is the daughter of General Sam Lane and an unnamed mother. She spent her formative years as an army brat, following her career military father around the world. Her mother died when Lois and her younger sister, Lucy were both very young; Lois was six at the time. Later, Sam sent Lucy to boarding school, while Lois traveled around with him during her youth. She also had a school romance with Wes Keenan, who was also an army brat. Lois Lane is a fledgling journalist working for the Daily Planet and the bold, outspoken, older cousin of Chloe Sullivan. She has worked a variety of jobs over the years: campaign manager for Jonathan Kent when he ran for Kansas State Senator, chief of staff for Martha Kent when she took Jonathan's position in the State Senate, and reporter for the Metropolis Inquisitor. Since living at the Kent Farm for most of what should have been her freshman year of college, Lois has grown quite close to the Kents, even seeing Martha Kent as the mother she never had. Her relationship with Clark Kent is full of teasing that sometimes gets the best of them; however, they also look after each other and offer each other advice. She also dated Oliver Queen for a short, finding out that he is the famous Green Arrow. Lois was the Maid of Honor at Chloe's wedding in November 2008. During the wedding, she started to show her feelings toward Clark and they almost shared a kiss until Lana Lang showed up and interrupted them, leaving Lois devastated.