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. Pastor Randy Huckabee of First Baptist Dade City delivers a live-streamed service to a nearly empty sanctuary on Sunday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
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  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. Angela Tejada recalls the day her son, Gabriel Cordova Tejada disappeared, two years ago. Angela believes Gabriel is dead although her two other sons believe he could still be alive. At the family's home on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  8. Coach Andy Chasanoff, who is wrapping up a long career, celebrates with Abby Bischoff. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  9. Shane Sheil, 29, right, grew up in foster care in Pinellas County when he was profiled by the Times in 2006. He’s now a meat cutter in East St. Louis, is married, has a stepson, and several pets, including his dog Rooster. [Courtesy of Shane Sheil]
  10. Anthony Stokes, left, during a court hearing last week in Pinellas County. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. Shane Sheil, 16, only wanted three things for Christmas, an Xbox 360, a skateboard and a family.  After a story about Shane ran in the St. Petersburg Times, the community responded, and two of his three wishes have already been fulfilled.  Someone donated an Xbox 360 to him, and a local skateboard shop offered to let him come in and pick out anything he wanted.  He now spends his days playing games like Need for Speed Carbon with friends, and said he hopes he can go get the skateboard up soon.  (MELISSA LYTTLE | Times) [LYTTLE, MELISSA  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  12. Shane Sheil, 16, rides his bike to and from school every day.  He prides himself on his speed as well as being self-sufficient.   (MELISSA LYTTLE | Times) [LYTTLE, MELISSA  |  St. Petersburg Times]
  13. "I pray for hope. Sometimes, it is a cry for help," explains Martí Gonzalez, whose son Patrick was 2 months old when she found him unresponsive in his crib in May 2015. "Some days, I'm OK, and some days, I'm not." [PHOTOS BY JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  14. Victor Becerra kisses his wife, Maria Martinez Rivera, at Tampa International Airport. She recently returned after being gone since April 2018. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  15. Fans and family packed The Craftsman House Gallery in St. Petersburg on Nov. 16 to celebrate Darryl Quesenberry, who has been a staple in the Tampa Bay music scene for decades. Funky D, as he's known, has been battling colon cancer for three years. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  16. Michelle Schaefer of the Healthy Start Coalition demonstrates how an infant should sleep during a press conference on Monday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  17. Anthony DeLuna and Maggie Hoyle-Germann help their son Lincoln, 5, cross the road to find ducks near their home in Lutz in late August. Lincoln has a rare genetic disease which makes it hard for him to move, and impossible to breathe without a ventilator. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times]
  18. 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)
  19. Apr. 19, 2019• CENTRO
  20. El acusado John Jonchuck mira directamente al tribunal el lunes mientras se muestra un video de la policía que lo interrogó la noche en que su hija fue asesinada en 2015. Sus abogados defensores presentaron el video para los jurados. (SCOTT KEELER | Times)
  21. Apr. 17, 2019• Long Reads
    The Dick Misener Bridge on the approach to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The photo is looking east. John Jonchuck is accused of throwing his his 5-year-old daughter, Phoebe Jonchuck, off the bridge late at night on January 7, 2015.  [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times files (2015)]
  22. Defendant John Jonchuck stares straight ahead in court Monday as a video is shown of him being questioned by police the night his daughter was murdered in 2015. His defense lawyers played the video for jurors.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
  23. A photograph of Phoebe Jonchuck is shown to the jury as Michele Jonchuck, back, looks toward her son, John Jonchuck, in court during his murder trial. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  24. John Jonchuck reenters the courtroom on April 2 after meeting with the court psychologist Jill Poorman. Jonchuck's lawyers said he had been hallucinating. Poorman evaluated Jonchuck to determine if he remained competent to stand trial. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]