Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist


Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter


Worse Than the Blues

How the suburbs made John Fahey more miserable than the meanest bluesmen in Mississippi.
Baltimore City Paper Link to Story

Noise Welcome At This Library

Library music isn't for listening, but library LPs are flying off the shelves. (flickr/Matthias Rhomberg)
Studio 360 Link to Story

A Dream Fulfilled in the Gospel Tent

A Jazz Fest gig was the culmination of Ron Hadley's struggle to turn his life around.
Weekend America Link to Story

Zappa in Bronze

Why two Lithuanian Frank Zappa fans donated a bronze bust of the composer to the city of Baltimore.
Weekend America Link to Story


Lawrence Lanahan

I'm a freelance journalist with ten years of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio programs.

From 2010 to 2013, I was a senior producer at Baltimore NPR member station WYPR, where I launched "The Lines Between Us," a year-long multimedia examination of regional inequality. The series won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award.

Before I started reporting, I spent seven years as an education researcher, and I've taught at Goucher College, University of Baltimore, Lehman College, and Howard Community College. I hold an M.A. in sociology from American University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

I'm also a songwriter and a guitarist, and I fool around with composition (I created the theme music for "The Lines Between Us"). My band Disappearing Ink released "There Is No Time and Nothing's Been" in December 2014.