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 96 - On the sidelines

Monica Herndon was a regular presence at football and baseball games in Tampa Bay. Julio Aguilar
Former Tampa Bay Times photographer Monica Herndon shares her experiences as a female photojournalist who covers male sports. Herndon, who also was a producer on this podcast for...

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 95 - Victor and Maria

Victor Becerra, a U.S. citizen born in Mexico, holds a picture of his family drawn by his son.
The discussion this week centers on a recent story about a Clearwater family. Read it here:

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 94 - Covering your community

Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times talks to high school students. The Pearl Post
Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times talks about how to report on communities that aren’t used to getting attention.Read some of her work:

Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 93 - Nut graph or no nut graph?

Chip Scanlan is a St. Petersburg-based writing coach. Handout
Chip Scanlan, a freelance magazine writer and past faculty member of the Poynter Institute, helps debate the question.In Scanlan’s new blog,

Pinellas launches campaign to save babies

Michelle Schaefer of the Healthy Start Coalition demonstrates how an infant should sleep during a press conference on Monday. JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times
In the last decade, almost 100 infants suffocated in the county -- many in their parentsí beds