Lucas Guilkey


Lucas Guilkey is a reporter and video journalist based in Oakland, California. His work focuses on many of the social and political stories of our time  — from mass incarceration to climate change, budget cuts to reproductive healthcare. He is currently reporting for Oakland North and has produced for Splinter, Fusion, AJ+, KTVU, and independent outlets. He is also producing a feature documentary about the largest prisoner hunger strikes in U.S. history, which took place in California in 2011 and 2013. He is a master’s candidate at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a graduate of Wesleyan University and the International Honors Program’s “Rethinking Globalization: Nature, Culture, Justice.”


  • Oakland North, 12/14/17, Advocates push Oakland officials to treat homelessness as an emergency

  • Splinter, 9/17/17, Fighting for DACA

  • Oakland North, 11/29/17, Oakland police chief faces council over details of August immigration raid

  • Fusion, 11/7/16, Formerly Incarcerated and Fighting

  • Oakland North, 10/27/17, Nearly one third of Glenn Dyer prisoners wrap up hunger strike


Criminal Justice, Investigative, Politics, Social Issues


Documentary, Narrative Writing, Video Journalism

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