Travis Lux

Coastal Reporter

As Coastal Reporter, Travis Lux covers flood protection, coastal restoration, infrastructure, the energy and seafood industries, and the environment. In this role he's reported on everything from pipeline protests in the Atchafalaya swamp, to how shrimpers cope with low prices. He had a big hand in producing the series, New Orleans: Ready Or Not?, which examined how prepared New Orleans is for a future with more extreme weather. In 2017, Travis co-produced two episodes of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 examining New Orleans' historic efforts at flood protection. One episode, NOLA vs Nature: The Other Biggest Flood in New Orleans History, was recognized with awards from the Public Radio News Directors and the New Orleans Press Club. His stories often find a wider audience on national programs, too, like NPR's Morning Edition, WBUR's Here and Now, and WHYY's The Pulse.

Before joining WWNO, Travis reported for Marfa Public Radio in Far West Texas, and for WRKF in Baton Rouge. He studied Anthropology and Sociology at Rhodes College and radio production at the Transom Story Workshop.

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Orleans Parish residents wait to cast their vote outside St. David Catholic Church Tuesday, November 3.
Travis Lux / WWNO

Election Day in Orleans Parish appears to be going smoothly, despite the last-minute threat of several polling locations needing generator power as electrical crews continue working to restore power after Hurricane Zeta.

Hosted by Lauren Malara and Travis Lux, Life Raft explores your questions about living with climate change.
Laura Sanders

In this debut episode of Life Raft we’re digging into extreme heat: Is it ever gonna be too hot to live here?

Ashley Dean / WWNO

Hundreds of thousands are without power Thursday after Hurricane Zeta tore through Southeast Louisiana, and some may have to wait 10 days to get it back.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans are without power and dealing with wind damage from Hurricane Zeta on Thursday morning. One person in Louisiana is dead.

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday.
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane again tonight and is still on track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast “late Wednesday or Wednesday night,” according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).