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Lane DeGregory - Enterprise reporter

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.

  1. Isabella Perez and other staff prepare meals for migrant workers’ children at Delectables Fine Catering in Palm Harbor. Meals included tamales and carnitas, paired with veggies and rice. [JONAH HINEBAUGH  |  Times]
  2. Since the pandemic started, 10 employees at BayCare have been testing for COVID full-time. [Courtesy of BayCare]
  3. St. Petersburg Museum of History executive director Rui Farias says exhibits were once imagined as much more interactive, but the pandemic has shifted that thinking. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  4. Cuvette Holloway, at right, a family support specialist at the High Point Neighborhood Family Center, gets details from Debbie Marquez's phone to help her with rent and bills. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  5. Jennifer Garrett, 29, watches her 4-year-old son, Boaz, as protesters gather across the street from City Hall on June 11 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  6. Sydni Sands, 24, from St. Petersburg, in center, holds her "Dump Trump" sign while marching from City Hall on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  7. Jabaar Edmond marches with protesters in St. Petersburg Friday, June 5. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  8. Protestors are seen along Bayshore Boulevard as they march through Tampa Thursday, June 4, 2020. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. At Suncoast, Victoria Long talks with a hospice resident. She misses smiling at patients and holding their hands. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  10. Abby McAuley, 10, continues the practice of drawing inspirational quotes using chalk on her driveway on May 19, 2020, in Spring Hill. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  11. Allison Harris spent weeks waiting for "normal" to return. She missed her job at Baba restaurant in St. Petersburg. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  12. Pamela Taylor, who is diabetic, takes a nutritional drink from the Little Free Pantry. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  13. Joe Kennett holds his son August, 2, while speaking as his wife, Denielle, streams video during a memorial service for Joe's uncle. Christopher Kennett died from the coronavirus in New Jersey on April 9. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  14. Josephine Valenty looks over a customer's identification so she can cash a check. Valenty grew up during the Depression, so she always wanted to work. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  15. Darryl Quesenberry at his last live performance in November. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  16. A statue of Aristotle in front of a university building in southern Germany. [WINFRIED ROTHERMEL  |  AP]
  17. Gabe Whitney congratulates his 11-year-old daughter, Lyla, after the family played "Dear Abby" by John Prine. "My daughter teases me because there's some artists I go goo-goo about. She'll say I have a man-crush. I think John Prine is definitely one of them," Gabe joked. At right is Gabe's wife, Jennifer, and at left is their 16-year-old son, Quin. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  18. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee poses inside Gulfport Shell on April 1. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  19. Pastor Randy Huckabee of First Baptist Dade City delivers a live-streamed service to a nearly empty sanctuary on Sunday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  20. At the Northeast Shopping Center Publix, customers had cleared out the entire aisle of paper goods, including paper towels and toilet paper, by the end of the day Sunday. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  21. Lybbie Garcia, 75, enjoys extra room during her exercise class at Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center on Thursday. "Usually, there are about 80 people here, and you can hardly move your elbows." [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  22. When Ray Whitehurst was in the hospital recently, his wife couldn't sleep without him. So a stuffed animal from Walgreens took his place. Raymond recently returned and put George out of a job. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  23. Ángela Tejada recuerda el día que su hijo, Gabriel Cordova Tejada desapareció, hace dos años. Ángela cree que Gabriel está muerto, aunque sus otros dos hijos creen que todavía podría estar vivo. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]