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.
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