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.

A fallen officer’s son decided to join the force. His mother prepared a special gift.

Andrew Kondek hugs his mother, Teresa Kondek, after graduating from the police academy. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT    |   Times]
At police academy graduation, family and friends celebrate Charles Kondek’s legacy

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 61 - The Answer

Lincoln DeLuna turned 5 in December. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT / Times]
This podcast features a discussion around the eighth - and final - chapter of a multi-part series, which was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 23, 2018. Read the series..

The Gold & Diamond Source’s Steve and Julie Weintraub always hear love stories. Here’s theirs.

Gold & Diamond Source owner, operators and married couple Steve Weintraub and Julie Weintraub shared their love story with the Tampa Bay Times. (JOHN PENDYGRAFT    |   Times)
The couple you see all over TV has worked together longer than they’ve been married.

Ready, set, unclutter: Marie Kondo has Tampa Bay cleaning up

Diana Blinkhorn cleans out her bedroom closet Marie Kondo-style on recent weekday. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT    |   Times]
Goodwill reports a surge in donations after Netflix show inspires people to go through closets, drawers and memories.

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 60 - The wait

Waiting for news about the clinical trial took a heavy toll on Maggie Hoyle-Germann and her husband, Anthony DeLuna.
This podcast features a discussion around the seventh chapter of a multi-part series, which was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 22, 2018.Read the series here: