Lance Luckey

Host, WNYC/WQXR News

Lance Luckey is a WNYC and WQXR News Host.

Lance grew up in Cincinnati listening to radio and began working on the air in North Carolina while a student at Davidson College, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology.  He served as WDAV's evening, then morning classical music and news host in the 1990s before moving to New York City.  He joined WNYC in 1995 as a freelance music host and soon transitioned to the newsroom.  Lance also worked in finance in Charlotte, N.C., and before joining WNYC full-time, taught spoken and written English to non-native speakers.  He's the pitcher for the WNYC Independents softball team.

Lance Luckey appears in the following:

Explosion and Fire in Borough Park Kills One, Injures Three

Saturday, October 03, 2015

One dead and three injured after apparent gas explosion in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

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New Jersey High School Quarterback Dies After Injury

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The 17-year-old senior quarterback walked off the field after taking a hit, and later collapsed on the sideline.


Will Pope Francis Motorcade through the Streets of NYC?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cardinal Dolan says the archdiocese is trying to nail down security arrangements to make it happen during the Pope's visit September 24 and 25.

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Matz Amazes in Mets Debut

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mets' newest young gun shines on the mound and at the plate.


Yankees Slugger Alex Rodriguez Homers to Join 3,000 Hit Club

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rodriguez sends first pitch of first at-bat Friday night over the right-field wall to become the 29th player to reach the milestone.


Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws Hundreds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was among those who gathered in the Queens community to commemorate the earthquake victims and encourage donations.

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Governor Cuomo Agrees to Upstate and Downstate Debates

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The two debates would take place in mid-October, but Republican challenger Rob Astorino has yet to commit to them.

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Governor Cuomo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cuomo is among a bipartisan group of governors invited to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.


Judge in Missing Boy Case to Determine if Confession Was Legally Obtained

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A hearing on Monday in the Etan Patz case is likely to feature videotaped confession by suspect Pedro Hernandez.

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Times Square Characters May Get Regulated

Monday, September 08, 2014

Council Bill Would Regulate Characters


Mayor and Political Leaders Court DNC in Brooklyn

Monday, August 11, 2014

Political and business leaders welcome the Democratic National Committee to Brooklyn today in a bid to host the party's 2016 convention.


Bronx Leader Mourns Death of Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Lewis Katz in Plane Crash

Sunday, June 01, 2014


Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. called Katz a friend and mentor to young people in the Bronx.


Washington Heights Teen Gets SOTU Shout Out, Seat Next to First Lady

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

One of the city's own teenagers was a guest of honor Tuesday night. Estiven Rodriguez was singled out by President Obama during his State of the Union speech for overcoming hurdles to make it college. He accepted the applause of Congress with a smile.

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