Duncan Lively

Director of Operations & Programming

Duncan Lively joined the KCLU staff in 2015. He is responsible for programming strategy and operations of KCLU’s five broadcast stations.

Lively has worked in public radio for more than twenty years. Among the positions he has held: Morning Edition host and reporter in Corpus Christi, TX; General Manager at CSU Monterey Bay; Operations Manager at Sacramento State’s Capital Public Radio, and Radio Station Manager at KVCR San Bernardino.

Prior to his public radio career, Lively worked in television news production. Two years after landing his first job at the CBS affiliate in Austin, TX he became the resident photojournalist at the NBC News bureau in Moscow where for three years he covered the Cold War, human rights abuses of dissidents, a variety of cultural and economic stories and the death of Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev.

After his Russia assignment, Lively spent two years with NBC New York, then worked independently for several years. By the early 1990s he felt that television news had abandoned many of the public service values that attracted him to broadcasting. That’s when he switched career tracks to public radio.

Lively was born in Oxnard and has deep family roots in Ojai and Los Angeles. He is a political junkie and vintage film enthusiast. Most of his reading is non-fiction. Despite his Southern Californian origins, he is a life-long San Francisco Giants fan. Per his sister, toddler Duncan saw one of the last Dodger-Giant matchups at the Polo Fields in 1957.

You can reach Duncan here.