Lane DeGregory, Enterprise Reporter

Lane DeGregory

Enterprise Reporter

I am a listener, a writer, a podcaster. I love embedding in strangers’ lives and sharing their stories. When I was 6 years old, growing up in D.C. during the Watergate scandal, I told my parents I was going to be a journalist. I was editor of the newspaper at the University of Virginia, then worked in newsrooms across the East Coast. Over the last 30 years, I have written more than 3,000 stories. I came to the Times in 2000 and have followed a feral child who was adopted, a girl whose dad dropped her off a bridge and a dying boy waiting for his miracle. I’ve won dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. I’m also a mother, a dog lover and die-hard Deadhead.

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 56 - The boy

Maggie Hoyle-Germann with her son, Lincoln, who was born with a hereditary disease that is usually fatal before boys turn 2 years old.
This podcast features a discussion around the third chapter of a multi-part series, which was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 18, 2018.Read the series here:

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 55 - The hope

Alison Frase and her family raised money and pushed forward the research on X-linked myotubular myopathy. (Courtesy of Frase family)
This podcast features a discussion around the second chapter of a multi-part series, which was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 17, 2018.Read the series here:

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 54 - The curse

Lincoln Avery DeLuna was born on Dec. 14, 2013. (Courtesy of DeLuna family)
This podcast features a discussion around the first chapter of a multi-part series that was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 16, 2018.Read the series here:

Lincoln DeLuna’s family embraces milestone, faces new challenge

Congressman Gus Bilirakis says he plans to help Maggie Hoyle-Germann and her family get an insurance waiver for Lincoln. (Courtesy of DeLuna family)
Tampa couple discovers that government insurance program will now cover less, cost more.

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 53 - Lincolnís shot

Lincoln DeLuna was born on Dec. 14, 2013, and doctors encouraged his parents to take him off life support. They didn't expect him to live long or well.
This week, we discuss the inspiration and reporting for an eight-part series on a Tampa boy with a fatal disorder and his family’s efforts to get to a cure.Read the series...