Lucy began at The Times reporting for the National desk, contributing to live coverage of the Covid pandemic in late 2020 and early 2021, and jumping in to cover major news events from winter storms to bombings and mass shootings around the country. Her work with the Headway team began in spring 2021. For Headway’s launch series, Hindsight, she reported on the progress of global efforts to roll back extreme poverty, supply clean drinking water and end deforestation. Since the beginning of her time with Headway, she has been traveling around the country reporting for a project on homelessness, set to launch this summer; her work with The Tribune will allow her to continue that reporting at a state and local level. Lucy will be based in Austin but plans to travel widely, not just across the state’s biggest cities but also to midsize cities and fast-growing suburbs as well. She’ll be working in a newsroom led by Sewell Chan, who is known to many of us and who has embraced this new collaboration enthusiastically.
Lucy grew up in Bozeman, Mont. After studying journalism at the University of Montana, she began her career at the Missoulian covering education. A series she reported on unregulated youth treatment programs led to a change in state law and one program’s closure. She went from Montana to Berlin for a Fulbright Fellowship, where she followed the experiences of Syrian refugee women as they integrated into German society, and studied German and photography.
Headway’s fellowship is a unique two-year program; fellows spend their first year reporting for The Times, and their second year working in a state or local newsroom in collaboration with Times editors. As Lucy reports across Texas, we’ll continue to work with her and editors at The Tribune to shape stories for The Times. Our incoming Headway fellow Susan Shain will begin the first year of her fellowship at The Times in June.
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