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Lucy Perkins

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I'm a compassionate, collaborative story editor, producer and reporter who is a human first.
Member since 2023


  • Pittsburgh, PA


Lucy is available for

I'm available for production work, story editing, line editing, and field work. I have a decade of experience working on narrative podcasts, breaking news, interview shows and podcasts, and digital writing.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Lucy

I am a reporter, editor, and producer with nearly a decade of experience working in local and national newsrooms.

My career began in 2014 as a Kroc Fellow at NPR. I then worked as a producer on programs including NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Morning Edition, Here & Now, and Hidden Brain.

In 2018, I moved to Pittsburgh to work at the NPR station WESA. As a member of the station’s government & accountability team, I reported on voting and the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential election. I covered breaking news as well as in-depth reporting on abortion rights, steel tariffs, and fracking. My reporting earned a national Edward R. Murrow award for Best News Series for Large Market Radio.

I later became an editor at the station and managed coverage for a team of 2-5 reporters.

In 2022, I decided to try freelancing, and returned to NPR’s headquarters as a contract editor on Weekend All Things Considered. I also worked as the editor for The Washington Post’s daily news podcast, Post Reports. My work has appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, Weekend Edition, Hidden Brain, The NPR Politics Podcast, Post Reports, and the BBC. I’m based in Pittsburgh.

Lucy's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking


  • I have a Rode NTG-2 shotgun microphone, Zoom H4N recorder, and Sony headphones.