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.

Long days, long week, but finally, a jury for Jonchuck

Defendant John Jonchuck covers his eyes with his hands for several minutes during jury selection on Friday at the Pinellas County Justice Center. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
Panel of 12 jurors and four alternates due to return Monday for opening arguments

The Trial of John Jonchuck, Day 5: Narrowing it down

Defendant John Jonchuck enters the courtroom Friday on the fifth day of jury selection. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The court moves to the second phase of jury selection day. The judge and lawyers hope to seat a jury by narrowing down the remaining pool of 67.

The trial of John Jonchuck, Day 4: The road to 70

John Jonchuck makes his way into the courtroom during the fourth day of jury selection Thursday. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
The judge hopes to have 70 prospective jurors on the shortlist for more questioning. Lawyers will spend Friday narrowing that down to 12 jurors and several alternates.

The trial of John Jonchuck, Day 3: Behind schedule

John Jonchuck appears before Judge Chris Helinger during the third day of jury selection on Wednesday at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater.  (SCOTT KEELER   |   Times)
The slow process of picking a jury is likely to push opening statements. Stay here for updates.

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 66 - Coaching writers

Dick Weiss, former editor and writing coach at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Dick Weiss, a former editor and writing coach at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, joins the podcast to talk about working with reporters and how to get the best out of that...