2020 - 2021
Senior Audio Producer, theSkimm
Showrunner for "Skimm This" weekly news podcast, overseeing a four-person production team from pitch through post-production, setting our long-term news planning agenda and aligning content with company tentpoles.
Supervising producer of theSkimm's branded audio content, including campaigns with leading financial services, beauty and lifestyle brands.
Audio Producer, theSkimm
Lead writer on 200+ episodes of "Skimm This" daily news podcast.
Substitute executive producer for "Skimm This." Regularly managed top-to-bottom show production, pitching and assigning stories to a five-person team, editing scripts and overseeing podcast recording, mixing and distribution.
Supervising producer for "Skimm Notes" long-form audio series. Planned, assigned, and edited features covering over-tourism to the 2020 Census
Producer / Writer
Chief Foreign Correspondent
(Prev., U.N. Bureau Chief, U.N. Correspondent),
Talk Media News / Talk Radio News Service
Wrote, anchored and edited 1,150+ daily “World in 2:00” radio broadcasts, filling a void in short-form foreign policy coverage/analysis.
Conceptualized, booked, anchored and edited weekly “Wake with Luke Vargas” radio broadcast, a long-form interview program exploring how overseas events affect the U.S.
Identified and broke foreign policy and diplomatic news, educating thousands of readers and listeners daily while reporting from five continents.
Conducted live “talk backs” with affiliate radio stations, driving deeper coverage of foreign policy on dozens of local stations.
Producer / Writer / Anchor / Editor
Trump-Kim Summit, Singapore - 2018
Syrian Conflict - 2015
European Migration, Serbia - 2015
UN Climate Talks, Poland - 2013