Lauren Ober


Lauren is a reporter and producer based in Washington, D.C.

Lauren is an independent radio producer based in Washington, D.C. She is also an occasional writer of print media. Her radio work about stuff like competitive karaoke, Persian dodgeball, professional hockey cheerleaders and draft horse farming has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World, 99% Invisible, Only A Game, The Story, the BBC and WAMU, among other outlets. 
Back in the day, Lauren was an old school newspaper reporter, writing about everything from Canadian border security to soft-serve ice cream (creemees!) to all things maple syrup. Did you know someone once tried to run a car on maple syrup? You do now.
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.