Lane DeGregory

My Story

Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Tampa Bay Times who prefers telling stories about people in the shadows. She went to work with a 99-year-old man who still swept out a seafood warehouse, hung out beneath a bridge with a colony of sex offenders, followed a feral child who was adopted.

Lane grew up near Washington, D.C., and her parents read the newspaper to her every morning. At age 5, when the Watergate scandal splashed across the front page, she decided she wanted to be a journalist.

She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor in chief of The Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia.

She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences around the world.

Lane is married to a drummer, Dan DeGregory, and they have two sons in college, Ryland and Tucker. She also has a crazy cattle dog named Taz.

Listen to her weekly podcast, WriteLane, on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Lane DeGregory

My Story

Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the Tampa Bay Times who prefers telling stories about people in the shadows. She went to work with a 99-year-old man who still swept out a seafood warehouse, hung out beneath a bridge with a colony of sex offenders, followed a feral child who was adopted.

Lane grew up near Washington, D.C., and her parents read the newspaper to her every morning. At age 5, when the Watergate scandal splashed across the front page, she decided she wanted to be a journalist.

She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor in chief of The Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia.

She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences around the world.

Lane is married to a drummer, Dan DeGregory, and they have two sons in college, Ryland and Tucker. She also has a crazy cattle dog named Taz.

Listen to her weekly podcast, WriteLane, on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Highlights

In her 32-year career, Lane has written more than 3,000 stories for daily newspapers, including the Daily Progress, the Charlotte Observer, the Virginian-Pilot, the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Bay Times. Her articles have been reprinted and translated in publications around the world.

Lane also has written for magazines including Readers’ Digest, Working Mother, High Times and Our State.

And she has won dozens of national awards, including Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, the National Headliner Award and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award. In 2011, she was named a fellow by the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Highlights

In her 32-year career, Lane has written more than 3,000 stories for daily newspapers, including the Daily Progress, the Charlotte Observer, the Virginian-Pilot, the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Bay Times. Her articles have been reprinted and translated in publications around the world.

Lane also has written for magazines including Readers’ Digest, Working Mother, High Times and Our State.

And she has won dozens of national awards, including Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, the National Headliner Award and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award. In 2011, she was named a fellow by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Published Stories

Publications

Book Credits

Awards & Prizes

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