Dave Lucas

Capital Region Bureau Chief

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief.  Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.

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Zika Mosquito
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State health officials say the mosquito blamed for infecting people with the Zika virus isn't found in New York, but they plan this spring to check related mosquitoes in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.

Response to the allegations came swiftly.
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

University at Albany students are rallying tonight following an alleged assault of three black female students on a CDTA bus over the weekend.

The New York Press Club is objecting to an advisory opinion from the state ethics commission that public relations professionals should file lobbying reports if they contact media seeking editorials to advance a client's position.

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating possible illegal dumping of commercial waste material in a town that's already the focus of a water contamination probe.

Zika Map
WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

The Zika Virus is on the move. Here's what you need to know.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Troy has a new mayor who is keeping a positive outlook despite some financial and structural problems in the Collar City.

NASA

New York's top environmental official Basil Seggos says the state has cut air pollution and improved water quality but global warming now presents the greatest long-term threat to people.

New York's Attorney General has announced the findings of an investigation into consumer abuses in the live entertainment ticket industry.

A new study finds that New York has made significant progress in getting Hispanic children enrolled for health insurance.

Angelica Clarke says BLM Upstate NY is holding a "What's Next" public town hall February 1st 6pm at at Punta Cana, 92 Second Avenue, Albany.
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Calling on all people to join together to fight racism in upstate New York, the Black Lives Matter movement has arrived Albany. "Change" has come to the Capital.

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