Luke Runyon

Luke Runyon is a reporter covering the Colorado River Basin for public radio station KUNC in Greeley, CO.  His investigations show how water issues can both unite and divide communities throughout the Western U.S. Luke produces feature stories for KUNC and a network of public media stations in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, Arizona, California and Nevada. Before covering water at KUNC, Luke covered the agriculture and food beat for five years as the station’s Harvest Public Media reporter. He has also reported for Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, Colo. and Illinois Public Radio in Springfield, Ill. His reports have been featured on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things ConsideredWeekend EditionHere & Now and APM’s Marketplace. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois Public Affairs Reporting program. Luke’s work has been recognized by the Society of Environmental Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association, the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Public Media Journalists Association.


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