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Lauren Ober

Reporter, Metro Connection

Lauren Ober is a reporter/producer for Metro Connection. Her stories cut across a range of topics, from affordable housing to Persian dodgeball to the grass on the National Mall. In addition to WAMU, Lauren's work has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World, 99% Invisible, Only A Game, The Story and the BBC, among other outlets. She has collected a few accolades for her radio work, including a regional Edward R. Murrow and a PRNDI award.

Prior to diving into radio, Lauren was an award-winning newspaper reporter, writing about everything from Canadian border security to dairy farming to all things maple syrup.

Lauren has accumulated a couple of college degrees, including a masters in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also a proud graduate of the Transom Story Workshop in the dreamy radio wonderland of Woods Hole, MA.

Originally from the great City of Pittsburgh, Lauren naturally has a deep and abiding love of pierogi.


Articles Written by Lauren Ober

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Metro Connection Segments D.C. Attraction Boasts Specialty Gardens, Streams... And Sewage? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Maryland Couple Shows Rushing Into Marriage Not Always A Bad Idea ...
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Metro Connection Segments D.C. Museum Remembers The Women Who Fought For Equality Nearly A Century Ago ...
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Metro Connection Segments A Flea Market And Focal Point For Maryland's Hispanic Community ...
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Metro Connection Segments Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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Metro Connection Segments Homeless Residents Share What It's Like To Live Outdoors In D.C. In February ...
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When the temperature in the District drops below freezing, the city initiates a Cold Emergency Alert to help protect homeless residents from extreme weather. So far this month, the alert has been initiated five times, including last night. This alert happens when there is also a concern like steady precipitation or heavy snowfall. It goes beyond the city’s Hypothermia Aler...
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Metro Connection Segments Finding A Love That 'Sparkles' Later In Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost ...
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Imagine being an 18-year-old Jewish woman alone in Paris in the spring of 1940 when the Nazis first rolled into town. Where would you go? What would you do? That was precisely the dilemma faced by Margit Meissner, then a student at a Parisian fashion design school. The 92-year-old Meissner is now a tour guide at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in ...
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Metro Connection Segments From Felony to a Future: D.C. Man Works To Find New Path in Life ...
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Metro Connection Segments What Does The Future Hold For Capitol Hill's Potomac Gardens? ...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders ...
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Metro Connection Segments Frager's Hardware Expected to Back Under One Roof by 2017 ...
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Metro Connection Segments After Rabbi's Arrest, Local Women 'Take Back The Mikvah' ...
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Metro Connection Segments Why It's Tough To Find Home-Buyers For Low-Income Units In D.C. ...