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Charlotte-Anne Lucas

NOWcastSA
Executive Director
Charlotte-Anne Lucas was selected to lead NOWCastSA in 2009 because of her strong background in journalism, online news technology, community building and innovation.
Under her leadership, NOWCastSA has published more than 10,000 articles, 1,500 videos and webcast live more than 325 civic and cultural events. NOWCastSA’s most popular piece of content is the early voting map that has helped 185,000 individuals find a polling place and vote.

Lucas is on the Advisory Board of the Journalism Studies Department of Texas A&M University San Antonio and is a founding member and officer of the Local Independent Online News publishers, online news leaders who are innovating in business, technology, communication and storytelling, while honoring the rich heritage of local journalism.

Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and she has taught online journalism, Web design, digital storytelling, interviewing, content management systems, media literacy and public relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and Texas A&M University San Antonio.

Lucas worked for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to the Auckland, New Zealand Herald. Her journalism has earned dozens of awards, including being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service journalism.