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Lane DeGregory, THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW, 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Mr. Media Audio Interview

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2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lane DeGregory tells Mr. Media the story behind ‘The Girl in the Window’!

Lane DeGregory is a features writer at the St. Petersburg Times who prefers writing about people in the shadows. She sweated with a mailman who mows strangers' lawns; followed an old daredevil struggling to hold on for one last ride; went shopping with a city manager who was changing from man to woman. Her stories take readers behind the scenes at Broadway debut, inside foster homes and onto carnival midways.

DeGregory 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. For 10 years, she wrote news and feature stories for The Virginian-Pilot, based in Norfolk, Va.

In 2000, DeGregory moved to Florida to write for the St. Petersburg Times. She's married to a drummer and has two sons, ages 11 and 12, and two crazy dogs.

DeGregory has won more than a dozen national awards, including the 2009 Anna Quindlen Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Child Welfare League of America; the 2007 Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation for human interest writing; and the 2000 National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence. She won second place for feature writing in the National Headliner Awards for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Read "The Girl in the Window" by Lane DeGregory.
Lane DeGregory
Lane DeGregory, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner

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