Lucas Wright

Digital Content Producer

Lucas Wright is a Digital Content Producer for WKRN News 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. He has called Music City home since Sept. 2021.

Lucas is from the small town of Vienna, Ill. He lived there throughout his childhood before attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he got his degree in Journalism.

Throughout his time in college, Lucas worked for multiple publications, including his hometown paper — The Vienna Times. In his time there, Lucas won an Illinois Press Association award for his coverage of issues impacting Johnson County, Ill. residents.

Lucas began his broadcast journalism career in Champaign, Ill. where he produced The Morning Show at the Nexstar-owned WCIA. He led major changes to the program which produced improved ratings, increasing the station’s lead in the market over competitors.

From there, Lucas moved to Las Vegas, Nev. where he transitioned to the digital team as a Digital News Producer. He covered a myriad of events throughout his time at the Nexstar-owned KLAS, including PGA Tour events, NASCAR races, the “Storm Area 51” event and much more, while helping build the 8 News Now digital brand from the ground up.

In his free time, Lucas enjoys golfing, playing video games and watching all kinds of sporting events.

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