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.
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.