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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

Political Reporter

Lucia Starbuck is an award-winning political journalist and the host of KUNR’s monthly show Purple Politics Nevada. She is passionate about reporting during election season, attending community events, and talking to people about the issues that matter most to them.

In 2024, Lucia was awarded the National Press Foundation’s Women in Politics Journalism Fellowship, and in 2023, she produced a four-part series on rural maternal health care with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship.

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.