Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Lane DeGregory

Lane DeGregory is a listener, a writer, a teacher. She loves true stories, intimate details and big ideas. She interviews strangers and writes about real people, some famous, but mostly folks struggling in the shadows.

In 30 years, she has shared more than 3,000 stories in newspapers and magazines: A feral child who gets adopted, an old man determined to end his own life, a young girl whose dad dropped her off a bridge.

She has won dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.

Read her stories. Listen to her podcast. Write Lane.

Connect with characters you can’t forget.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Lane DeGregory

Lane DeGregory is a listener, a writer, a teacher. She loves true stories, intimate details and big ideas. She interviews strangers and writes about real people, some famous, but mostly folks struggling in the shadows.

In 30 years, she has shared more than 3,000 stories in newspapers and magazines: A feral child who gets adopted, an old man determined to end his own life, a young girl whose dad dropped her off a bridge.

She has won dozens of national awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.

Read her stories. Listen to her podcast. Write Lane.

Connect with characters you can’t forget.

Read the Nine Part Series Now

Lincoln’s Shot

Tampa boy was born unable to breathe or swallow, doomed to die. But across the country, researchers were fixing floppy dogs with the same condition. Could his parents keep him alive long enough for science to come up with a cure?

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Girl in the Window

SHE WAS FOUND curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could love and caring make up for a lifetime of neglect?

Read the Nine Part Series Now

Lincoln’s Shot

Tampa boy was born unable to breathe or swallow, doomed to die. But across the country, researchers were fixing floppy dogs with the same condition. Could his parents keep him alive long enough for science to come up with a cure?

2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Girl in the Window

SHE WAS FOUND curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could love and caring make up for a lifetime of neglect?

Other Stories

Girl in the Window, 10 Years Later

No one had any expectations. But there was hope: maybe she had been found early enough.

At 99, a St. Petersburg Man Finds Meaning in the Working Life

He says he keeps going because the people at Bama depend on him. “I cannot let them down. They need me.”

One Way Out: Teenage Football Player Longs to Escape Pahokee

All year, college football coaches had been sending him letters telling him how much they wanted him. Wake Forest, Youngstown State and Mars Hill. Schools he had never heard of, in states he had never seen.

{

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.”

– Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

YouTube Talks

Developing Sources

Developing Your Voice

YouTube Talks

Developing Sources

Developing Your Voice