Contributor for Investopedia, Freelance Associate Producer for WNYC


Oberlin College in Ohio


  • Recent graduate with 2+ years of reporting experience in print, audio, and digital journalism
  • Currently a Per Diem Freelance Associate Producer for WNYC/PRI's daily news show, The Takeaway 
  • Former Assistant Producer for NPR/PBS in Cleveland


Luke Fortney is a Mexican-American journalist from Orange County, California. At age eighteen he left behind the weather, waves, 80-degree winters to study English Literature at a small liberal arts college in Northeast Ohio. At Oberlin College, Luke's intentions to become a fiction writer were derailed by an investigation into organized labor at private universities. Needless to say, he caught the journalism bug, and his passion for data-driven journalism has led him from small-town beat reporting in Ohio to NPR and PBS in Cleveland, where he learned to break regional news as a primary elections reporter. Luke is currently a contributing writer for Investopedia.


Luke earned his bachelor's degree in English literature and communications from Oberlin College in Ohio.