Mrs. Locke supports the goals and work of First Spouse’s across the country. She participates in the Scholastic Book Club’s worldwide reading initiative by leading an annual statewide celebration to promote literacy. She has also worked with Habitat for Humanity, spearheading a Washington state “First Spouse’s Build” project.
Mrs. Locke co-produced and narrated an award-winning PBS documentary on early childhood education in China based on a cultural exchange trip she led to that country. Her delegation included 50 teachers, childcare providers and parent educators from five Pacific Northwest states.
Mrs. Locke has worked as a television news reporter in Washington, DC; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Seattle, Washington. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
The Lockes have two children—Emily, born in March 1997, and Dylan, born in March 1999.