Texas Tech University

Lucinda Holt

Assistant Professor of Practice & Assistant Director for External Engagement, Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication
Journalism & Creative Media Industries and Media & Communication

Email: lucinda.l.holt@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.3564

Hours: By appointment

Lucinda Holt


With my parents growing up as migrant workers, my father saw great value in education and journalism. As a child, reading the newspaper alongside him helped develop my passion for print. In 2001, I found myself embarking on my college career, focusing on journalism. After taking a break from my education, I returned to my studies as a non-traditional student and graduated from Texas Tech in 2014. At that time, I began working as a freelance/stringer for The New York Times. In 2016, my career shifted into the newsroom where I served as the public safety reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for a few years. There, I worked to break and develop high-profile crime stories. Born and raised in West Texas, I have always loved Texas Tech. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for journalism and breaking news with my students for many years to come.


  • JOUR 3312
  • MCOM 2320
  • JOUR 3312
  • JOUR 4350


  • Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Lubbock Magazine
  • The New York Times

Leadership & Awards

  • 2017 - TAPME Features: Second Place
  • 2018 - TAPME Deadline Writing: First Place