Lucas Seiler leverages over a decade of experience in journalism as a news anchor, reporter, writer, producer, photographer and forecaster. He's now a Miami-based publicist at a communications firm driving multilingual public relations, marketing & social media campaigns for companies & organizations engaged in Florida & across the Americas. Combining firsthand knowledge of the news industry - with established relationships at the local, statewide and national level - he drives media and community relations through creative pitching, compelling storytelling and proactive media outreach. He supports client account management, social media campaigns and marketing strategies for legal and professional services, issue advocacy, public affairs and consumer relations.
Lucas is also a storyteller and independent filmmaker with a track record of identifying crucial problems within ignored communities desperately needing attention and aid, while earning trust through impactful reporting and exposing corruption at the local and statewide level. He works on investigative stories focusing on everything from environmental issues to emerging growth industries to prison corruption.
In 2017, Lucas's years-long investigation into a Florida prison-murder cover-up that resulted in the firing of 9 corrections officers was cited and published in Nova Law Review, a journal that provides timely and thought-provoking commentary from judges, legal practitioners, law professors, and select students. His reporting helped make the case that Florida lacks whistleblower protection. Several of his stories were picked up for national broadcast by CNN, MSNBC, and NBC News -- including his exclusive coverage of a lightning strike that resulted in an Edward R. Murrow Award; coverage of scientists using new technology to track invasive species in the Everglades; a story that exposed police training flaws after an officer accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens police academy.
Lucas studied Broadcast Journalism/Television & Investigative Reporting at Columbia College Chicago and Foreign Media Relations with the university's "Covering Europe from London" program. He's written for CBS Chicago, Fox Chicago, PBS "Chicago Tonight" and has served as an on-air journalist for Intermountain West Communications Company and Waterman Broadcasting Corporation.
If you have an idea for a story or unique growth trend tied to South Florida, contact via email: Lucas@LucasSeiler.com