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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 Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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In the wake of Ferguson, local civic and spiritual leaders gathered in Anacostia last night to discuss their concerns about policing in the region. The town hall-style conversation was aimed at addressing some of the tensions that have flared up in the wake of the recent fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Robin Hoey, commander of the ...
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Metro Connection Segments Opponents Balk at Mayor's Stadium Proposal in Shockoe Bottom, Va. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Co-working Spaces Seek to Redefine the Way We Work ...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...
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A vigil to honor victims of police brutality drew hundreds of people to D.C.’s Meridian Hill Park last night. Organizers of the National Moment of Silence rally said they planned the gathering to honor the memory of Michael Brown, the unarmed Missouri teenager killed six days ago by local police. While tensions have flared for days in the town of Ferguson, last night's ral...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses ...
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Metro Connection Segments Out of the Vault and Into the Light: Precious Shakespeare Works to Tour U.S. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Francis Scott Key: Lawyer, Layman, Tone-Deaf Lyricist? ...
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Metro Connection Segments Venture Capitalists Bet Big On D.C.'s Food Scene ...
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Metro Connection Segments Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia ...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside the Oyster Research Lab Known As The 'Room of Doom' ...
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Metro Connection Segments Inside D.C. General: A Tour of the City's Largest Homeless Shelter ...
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Metro Connection Segments Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years ...