Mary Lucia (born August 6, 1970 in Newton, Massachusetts) is a former on-air radio personality for Minnesota Public Radio station 89.3 The Current in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she aired a weekday drive-time music show.

Lucia has interviewed Trent Reznor, Studs Terkel, Noel Gallagher, Robbie Robertson, Suzi Quatro, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde, Jack White, Johnny Rotten, John Waters, Chuck D, Richard Hell, Bob Gruen, and Amy Sedaris, and is known for her unconventional conversational interviewing approach.

Lucia retained her dual duty as host of a normal day-shift as well as a local music show dubbed “Popular Creeps” (named after a song by former Replacements drummer Chris Mars) after Disney purchased Rev 105 and changed its name and format.

Lucia was teamed with Brian Oake for morning drive time after Steve Nelson left the morning show he co-hosted with Brian Oake.

The whole air team, including Lucia, was sacked when Disney altered the format back to rhythmic oldies. Lucia went on to anchor a show on AM 1500 and make a guest appearance on KLBB before landing a job with Minnesota Public Radio in January 2005.

Lucia has also performed in commercials, live theater plays, professional voice-over work since the age of 18, 5 years as a freelancer for the Minnesota journal The Rake, and in the independent film The Last Word (2003).

She also starred in the award-winning film Tuscaloosa, directed by Phil Harder (2020).

Bob Mehr’s best-selling biography “Trouble Boys: The Story of the Replacements” featured Lucia as the audiobook narrator.

Since 2005, she has planned and arranged a yearly benefit for Feline Rescue at the First Avenue Main Room, called “Rock for Pussy,” a musical tribute to David Bowie.

She is the younger sister of Paul Westerberg, a rock musician.

Who is Mary Lucia’ husband?

Mary Lucia is currently single and not married.

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