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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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Albany Friday afternoon to push legislation addressing a skills gap and enhancing job training via building apprenticeship programs.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Albany Friday afternoon to push legislation the two New York Democrats say addresses a skills gap and enhances job training.

Working Families Party
Working Families Party

New York's left-leaning Working Families Party is working to broaden its reach with a new emphasis on local races around the state.

Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with causing about $6,000 in damage to a thoroughbred statue unveiled in a Saratoga Springs park last summer.


Documents filed at the court examining the legality of daily fantasy sports in New York show a rapidly growing national business built on billions in entry fees.

Cornell University is home to a major resource from the Nuremberg trials collected by the New York native who founded the forerunner of the CIA.

Civic leaders are once again coming together to talk about issues facing the city of Albany.

Troy 2016 Budget Impasse

Nov 20, 2015

The Troy city council is at an impasse over the 2016 budget, which calls for a 9.3 percent tax hike. The deadline is getting closer by the day.

Colleges Face Changes

Nov 19, 2015

By and large, the cost of college keeps rising, but what students get for their money isn’t always so clear. Student debt is accumulating as schools struggle with having to impose higher tuition rates, which some argue threatens the quality of a college education.

New York's attorney general has accused an upstate school district of discriminating against older immigrant students by steering them into dead-end programs.

Dave Lucas

A winner has emerged in a close Columbia County mayoral race.