Founder, The Ed Lucas Foundation; Sports Journalist
Since sustaining an injury in a sandlot baseball game that cost him his sight, Mr. Lucas has been a true pioneer. He was the first disabled graduate of the Seton Hall journalism program and the first professional sports broadcaster and journalist with a disability. He earned the respect of his interview subjects and fellow reporters by taking a different approach, often focused on describing things that sighted people take for granted. On a personal front, he became the first person with a disability to win full-time custody of his children in a landmark court case still sited around the country. Mr. Lucas is also the co-author of the best-seller, “Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story.” The Ed Lucas Foundation was established as a way to give an assist to others who are blind and/or disabled so that they may pursue their dreams and independence, just as he was helped when beginning his journey.