Lucas began his career serving honorably in the Army as a broadcast journalist, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Over 5 years in the service, he hosted a morning drive radio show for servicemembers and their families in the Republic of Korea, documented the daily lives and missions of Soldiers in Iraq and provided public affairs support to civilian journalists at Fort Bliss covering the American prisoners of war in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Lucas joined Bankrate as a video producer in 2009. His responsibilities included facilitating live-remote interviews featuring our many experts from Bankrate's studio. Lucas contributed to Bankrate winning a Gold Stevie Award at the 11th Annual American Business Awards. Bankrate earned first place in the category, "Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year – Marketing – Consumer Services."