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Lucia is sitting in one of KUNR’s recording studios. She is looking toward the camera and smiling while holding a piece of paper. There is a microphone pointed toward her. A soundboard and a computer with an audio recording program open are also visible.

Lucia Starbuck

Democracy Reporter

Lucia Starbuck is an award-winning journalist covering politics, focusing on democracy and solutions for KUNR Public Radio. Her goal is to provide helpful and informative coverage for everyday Nevadans. Lucia is passionate about reporting during election season, attending community events, and talking to people about the issues that matter most to them.

Lucia is the former Report for America corps member for KUNR, covering the COVID-19 pandemic, and the former KUNR Youth Media coordinator. She has received multiple regional and national Edward R. Murrow awards for her storytelling and mentorship. Lucia graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in cinema and media studies.

Lucia was born and raised in Reno. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, going on nature walks, and learning how to cook.

You can reach Lucia via email at LS@KUNR.org or on Twitter @luciastarbuck.