Lucas Brady Woods is the State Capitol Reporter at KUNC: NPR for Northern Colorado. This means, he helps make sense of the latest developments at the Colorado State Capitol. He covers the legislature, the governor, and government agencies.

His work as a reporter has always been about practical, responsible journalism. But there’s also more to it than that, especially these days. Fact-based journalism about elected officials, elections, and government policy helps us participate in our democracy. It also holds those in power to account. Lucas is also a firm believer in public radio as a way get that reporting to the public. KUNC and stations like it go a long way in keeping the news independent and free for everyone.

Before joining KUNC, he was the news director at KSJD, an NPR station in Montezuma County, in Southwest Colorado. While he was there, one of his stories there covering the housing crisis won an award from the Colorado Broadcasters Association in the spring of 2022.

When he's not reporting, he could be exploring a new neighborhood in Denver or a trail in some far-flung corner of our beautiful state. That, or hanging out on his couch with his dog.

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