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:

George Norcross, Tax Breaks and a Wild Moment in Trenton

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Under investigation and at the center of a statewide controversey, George Norcross makes his case before a friendly New Jersey Senate committee.

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Dogs Rescued From Puerto Rico Looking for Homes

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fifty-three stray dogs were rescued from all over the devastated island. Now, many of them are up for adoption in New York.

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Controversial Nationalist Declines Honored Spot in Puerto Rican Day Parade

Friday, June 02, 2017

Oscar Lopez Rivera will still march, but won't lead the parade.


Governor Cuomo Asks President Trump For Help With 'Deplorable' Penn Station

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The governor says for hundreds of thousands of riders it's an emergency not unlike a natural disaster.

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Mike Piazza Enters Baseball's Hall of Fame

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Piazza is just the second player to be inducted as a Met.


Republican Candidates Prepare for Their New York Moment

Sunday, April 17, 2016

WNYC reporters discuss the GOP field as New York's primary nears.


City's New Commuter Benefits Law Means Big Savings on Transit

Sunday, December 13, 2015

450,000 more New Yorkers will be eligible for the pre-tax program, which saves the average rider up to $443 a year on monthly MetroCards.

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NYPD and Homeland Security Stage Active Shooter Drill

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Planned for weeks, officials updated the exercise to include a suicide attacker after Paris attacks.

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Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Reach Agreement on $26 Billion MTA Capital Program

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Historic investment" should prevent further delays to major projects.

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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.