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Ruby de Luna



Ruby de Luna is a reporter with a focus on food and how it intersects with health, communities, and culture. She has also reported on health care, and immigrant communities.

Ruby is a transplant from Taipei, Taiwan. She holds a B.A. in communication from Seattle Pacific University. She is proud to be one of the few old-schoolers who can edit tape with a razor blade.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English, Conversational Mandarin, Tagalog

Pronouns: she/her

Professional Affiliations: Member, AAJA


  • Uber driver

    Seattle introduces legislation to protect gig workers from abrupt termination

    Network companies such as Uber and GrubHub use the term “deactivation” to describe workers being effectively fired and no longer able to accept new work orders. This week the Seattle City Council will introduce a bill aimed at protecting gig workers from sudden deactivation, which will provide transparency guidelines for companies that engage in the practice.

  • caption: Penny Maibie poses for a portrait outside her Maple Valley home.

    Creepy or convenient? Grocery store merger aims to improve 'personalized' shopping

    Grocery shopping is something we all do, and it's highly personal. People have strong feelings about where and how they get their food. The proposed $25 billion merger of two of the nation's largest supermarket chains has the potential to affect how millions of customers buy their groceries. "State of the Cart" is a four-part series that examines different aspects of the proposed merger — its impact on consumers, on workers, on the communities themselves, and on our shopping habits.

  • caption: Keenan Calhoun, a 29-year-old grocery clerk at the Lake City Fred Meyer is portrayed on Thursday, April 20, 2023, outside of his home in Seattle.

    Grocery workers facing 'so much uncertainty' protest proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger

    "State of the Cart" is a four-part series looking at the proposed $25 billion merger of two of the nation's biggest grocery chains — Albertsons and Kroger — with each story focusing on a different group — the merger's potential impact on consumers, on workers, on the communities themselves, and on our shopping habits.

  • caption: Diane Martin Rudnick grocery shops on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, at Fred Meyer along Aurora Avenue North in Shoreline.

    Are we nearing the end of the grocery store experience?

    For Northwest shoppers, already worn down with supply chain issues and rising food costs, news of the Kroger and Albertsons merger last fall brought new worries. But the companies say the nearly $25 billion merger is a significant step to assure their long-term survival.

  • caption: Angela Ortez-Zarate, director of quick service development for Mamnoon Street and Street Eats in South Lake Union, is hopeful the return of Amazon workers to the office will help downtown Seattle's recovery.

    South Lake Union businesses welcome Amazon workers' return to office

    It’s the news that downtown businesses have been waiting for: the return of thousands of Amazon workers to the office, after three years of working remotely. And shops that cater to the lunch crowd hope their presence signals a return to life before the pandemic.

  • caption: Rachel’s Ginger Beer Display

    Seattle mourns loss of two food and drink pioneers

    Seattle’s food community lost two pioneers this past week: Ron Zimmerman, co-owner of Herbfarm, who put Seattle on the national scene, and Rachel Marshall, who introduced her love of ginger beer to the city.