Jakob Lazzaro

Jakob LazzaroI’m currently a junior at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. This past summer, I worked in Pittsburgh as a Newsroom Intern at 90.5 WESA – the city’s NPR news station. As a general assignment reporter, I covered a little bit of everything from perceived yet untrue grocery store monopolies and self-healing electrical circuits to a look at Pittsburgh’s air quality and anthrocon – the world’s largest “furry” convention. On campus, I create podcasts and report and publish stories as the Executive Editor of North by Northwestern, where I was also formerly Audio Section Editor and a Managing Editor.

In winter 2018, I covered national politics while based in Washington, D.C. as a reporter at Medill News Service – my work there was also published in USA TODAY, The Bend Bulletin, The Frederick News-Post, and three times with UPIDuring summer 2017, I wrote about arts and culture as an Editorial Intern at the Charleston City Paper.

Audio journalism is my passion, but I also love reporting on arts and culture, transportation and infrastructure, politics and urban life. Outside of journalism, I’m a fan of travelling, food, aviation, music and cats. Cats are just the best. 

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, I grew up mostly in Charleston, South Carolina with a few years spent in Sydney, Australia. Currently, I live in Evanston and love the Chicago area.

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