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 88 - Tara and Taylor

Imagine creating a database by breaking down about 100 Taylor Swift songs. Illustration by Delphine Lee
What if, Tara McCarty asked herself, she analyzed Taylor Swift’s songs and broke down the parts. That mission turned into a

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 87 - Talking design with Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia's latest book will be released next month.
Mario Garcia, an internationally renowned designer and consultant, talks about his message to journalists in the digital age. Garcia,

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 86 - Reporting for Story

Lane DeGregory in June, at the Fortellingenskraft conference in Norway. CHRISTINE FAGERBAKKE | Special to the Times
This podcast was recorded at a narrative conference in Bergen, Norway. It features tips on how to capture compelling details in the reporting process.A new episode of

She wanted to become a citizen; now, she canít come back

The Becerra family - Manuel, Gabriel, Aaron, Maria, Julia and Victor - pose together before Maria's flight to Mexico for an immigration interview last year. (Photo courtesy of Victor Becerra)
For more than a year, Clearwater family has been living 1,700 miles apart

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 85 - What do you regret?

Terje Angelshaug answers Lane DeGregory's questions before a live audience recording of the WriteLane podcast.
This week, we explore the interview process, as two volunteers answer questions.A new episode of WriteLane is available each Wednesday...