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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 Endangered Port Royal, Va. Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin ...
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Metro Connection Segments When Mom Needs Rehab, What About The Kids? New D.C. Programs Offer Solutions ...
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Metro Connection Segments The Long, Hot Summer Ahead For D.C.'s Homeless Children ...
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Metro Connection Segments Meet the Man Who Led the U.S. Government's Ebola Response In Liberia ...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment ...
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Metro Connection Segments Baltimore Residents Say Wall-To-Wall Media Coverage Missed The Real Story ...
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Metro Connection Segments An Uncomfortable Link Between Race And Marijuana Arrests In D.C. ...
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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 ...