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Luke X. Martin

Race, Culture & Ethnicity Reporter

Luke X. Martin reports on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3.

Born in Manhattan, Kansas, and raised in Wichita, he fell in love with public radio listening to member station KMUW. Luke got his start pulling early morning DJ shifts at the student-run radio station KJHK while he studied English at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence.

Luke was previously an intern for KCUR's Up To Date, and joined the staff as associate producer in 2016. He has reported on government and politics in the Chicago metro area, and national security and defense in Washington. Luke's work has appeared online at UPI.com, The Daily Caller, Politics Daily and The Pitch.

He has a Master of Science degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. If you see Luke limping along a running trail or track in Kansas City, please offer him some water or a high five.