2019-2020  

Audio Producer, theSkimm

Lead writer on 200+ episodes of "Skimm This" daily news podcast and mock episodes of "Skimm This" weekly podcast (slated for May 2020 launch). Arranged, conducted and cut radio interviews with 50+ newsmakers,75 percent of whom were female, including many in underrepresented fields.

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

Earnings Season + COVID-19 - 4/23/20
00:00 / 17:06
Negative Oil Prices - 4/20/20
00:00 / 02:58
Meat Supply Chain - 4/13/20
00:00 / 02:54
Unemployment Update - 3/26/20
00:00 / 06:50
Brexit Lingo - 9/4/19
00:00 / 06:09

Supervising producer

Inside the 2020 Census - 3/13/19
00:00 / 10:27
Overtourism - 2/13/19
00:00 / 09:11

Executive Producer

Skimm This: 4/30/20
00:00 / 10:27
Skimm This - 10/18/19
00:00 / 11:15

2012-2019  

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

ILO Workplace Violence Treaty - 6/21/19
00:00 / 02:00
Nuclear War Games - 6/11/19
00:00 / 02:00
The Axis of Tax Avoidance - 5/28/19
00:00 / 02:00
How to Reform the World Bank - 2/15/19
00:00 / 25:59
The US and China: Destined for War? - 4/17/17
00:00 / 22:00

Field Reporting

Riga, Latvia - 7/12/18
00:00 / 02:00
Seoul, South Korea - 11/8/17
00:00 / 01:59
Monterrey, Mexico - 2/17/17
00:00 / 02:00

Media Appearances

Trump-Kim Summit, Singapore - 2018

Syrian Conflict - 2015

European Migration, Serbia - 2015

UN Climate Talks, Poland - 2013

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