Dave Lucas is the weekday anchor of WJLA 24/7's news at noon and the afternoon editions between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
He joined WJLA 24/7 as one of the original anchors in 1991, when it launched as NewsChannel 8. Before that, he was a nationally-syndicated reporter for Medstar television and host of Discovery Channel's daily Your Health! program.
Dave also has considerable experience reporting on politics. During his quarter century in Washington, Dave covered seven national political conventions, six Presidential inaugurations and too many Congressional, state and local races to count. For 17 years Dave also hosted Capital Golf Weekly, the Washington area's only golf news and information program.
Dave has been honored with a number of journalism awards, including back-to-back Cable Ace awards for Healthline, named the nation's best local public affairs program. He won an Emmy for his continuing coverage of a Maryland plane crash. Among the other honors, a Washington Dateline award for news writing and two Distinction in Media Excellence Awards for his medical reporting.
Dave is a native of Charleston, South Carolina where he began his career at WCIV-TV. He and his wife live in Northern Virginia with their two children.