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 83 - Bulletproofing your investigation
Joining us this week is Kat McGrory, the Tampa Bay Times’ deputy investigations editor. She talks about the steps she takes to make sure everything in a story is...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 82 - Journalism in Russia

Natasha Kondrashova, a Russian journalist, had a recent felllowship with the Times.
Today’s podcast features a conversation with Natasha Kondrashova, a Russian journalist who visited the Tampa Bay Times’ newsroom as part of a program of the International..

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 81 - Get a job

Roy LeBlanc, an assistant metro editor at the Tampa Bay Times, has been involved with hiring for many years. [SCOTT KEELER  |   Times]
Here are tips for how to get a job in journalism, starting with internships. Roy LeBlanc, an assistant metro editor at the Tampa Bay Times, explains what he’s looking for and...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 80 - In the beginning, part two

One of the beginnings discussed in the podcast is the first line of the Bible. (Associated Press)
The conversation continues over the best ways to begin stories.A new episode of WriteLane is available each Wednesday morning on the...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 79 - In the beginning

Tom French's Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Angels and Demons, drew readers in through the investigators' years-long search for a killer.
Where to start? Most writers struggle with getting it just right. Here are pointers for how to get to better beginnings.A new episode of