Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He’s host of the WTOP weekly news podcast, ‘DMV Download,’ and the co-creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “Is It Normal Yet?!” The podcast debuted in 2021 and takes a weekly look at how the D.C. region is dealing with coronavirus.
He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy. He also led the student newspaper, The USD Vista, as Editor in Chief and covered the college admission scandal and student government. During his senior year, Luke reported on public safety as an intern at The San Diego Union-Tribune and went on to work for a Southern Californian wire service covering fires, shootings, police protests and the coronavirus pandemic.
When outside the newsroom, Luke enjoys singing with his six-string and surfing whenever East Coast conditions allow.