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 75 - Nieman Storyboard

Jacqui Banaszynski of the Nieman Storyboard joins the WriteLane podcast.
Jacqui Banaszynski, editor of the Nieman Storyboard, joins the podcast this week. Banaszynski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter,..

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 74 - People in the shadows

Newton Murray, while in his 90s, worked diligently sweeping the parking lots at Bama Sea Products in St. Petersburg. Times (2013)
Journalists spend a lot of time writing about politicians, athletes and others who live in the spotlight, but people who don’t generally make headlines sometimes are the most...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 73 - Lady Liberty

Patty McCaslin as seen through the window of Liberty Tax Service in Gulfport. JOHN PENDYGRAFT | TIMES

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 72 - Writing spaces

Lane DeGregory usually writes from her home office. (Photo courtesy Dan DeGregory).
This week, we have a conversation about where to write, how to find your cave.A new episode of WriteLane is available each Wednesday...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 71 - Five more reasons

One of the best reasons to go into journalism? Oh, the places you'll go. Here, Tampa Bay Times photographer Monica Herndon, who also produces the WriteLane podcast, gets a wild ride. (Photo courtesy of Skytypers)
Recently on the podcast, we tackled a question from a college journalism student who asked for