Ryan Lucas

Ryan Lucas

Justice Correspondent

Ryan Lucas covers the Justice Department for NPR.

He focuses on the national security side of the Justice beat, including counterterrorism, counterintelligence and the investigations into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Lucas also covers a host of other justice issues, including the Trump administration's "tough-on-crime" agenda and its fight against sanctuary city policies.

Before joining NPR, Lucas worked for a decade as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press based in Poland, Egypt and Lebanon. In Poland, he covered the fallout from the revelations about secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe. In the Middle East, he reported on the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the turmoil that followed. He also covered the Libyan civil war, the Syrian conflict and the rise of the Islamic State. He reported from Iraq during the U.S. occupation and later during the Islamic State takeover of Mosul in 2014.

He also covered intelligence and national security for Congressional Quarterly.

Lucas earned a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, and a master's degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress

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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates Back In Court For Bail Negotiations

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FBI Director Chris Wray Briefs Congress And Defends His Institution

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Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To The FBI

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Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

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Experts Say Facebook's Latest Attempt To Stop Fake News Isn't Foolproof

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Gold Trader Reza Zarrab Agrees To Cooperate With U.S. In Sanctions Evasion Case

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Benghazi Defendant Convicted Of Terrorism Charges

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

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FBI Data Shows The Number Of Hate Crimes Are Rising

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Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 2. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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