Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance Print and Radio Journalist


Lawrence Lanahan

Freelance reporter


The War You See, and the War You Don’t

Did news networks cave to Israeli and Hezbollah censors during their 2006 war? (flickr/hoyasmeg)
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story

Honorably Discharged...Into a Recession

A 23-year-old Iraq War veteran restarts civilian life in post-crash 2009.
Maryland Morning, WYPR 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.