Julie Luchetta is a reporter for Boise State Public Radio, covering Idaho’s growing Latino population. She has interned as a breaking news reporter for The Arizona Republic, and is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, where she focused her work on environmental journalism and audio reporting. Born and raised in France, Luchetta moved to the U.S. to study the borderlands of Arizona. Before becoming a reporter, she worked in research and social services, most recently supporting LGBTQ+ folks experiencing homelessness. Luchetta spends her free time recommending podcasts to people who did not ask for podcast recommendations.
Beat: Idaho's growing Latino population
Latinos are the fastest growing population in Idaho. This bilingual reporter covers immigration, agriculture and labor issues, stories often overlooked because of language and resource barriers.