Jakob Lazzaro

My Work


As an Editorial Intern at CalMatters, I covered housing and transportation policy in California. I wrote two big digital feature stories — one on allowing vacancy fines and the other on giving kids free public transit. I also produced Gimme Shelter, the CalMatters housing podcast.

90.5 WESA

As a Newsroom Intern at WESA, I served as a general assignment reporter covering daily stories for broadcast and publication online. I also reported several longer, pitched features including one on perceived yet untrue grocery store monopolies and another on Pittsburgh’s air quality.

Medill on the Hill

As a Politics Reporter at Medill News Service, I covered Congress, the White House, and anything political happening in Washington, D.C. My work has also been published in USA TODAY, The Bend Bulletin, The Frederick News-Post, and three times with UPI

The Charleston City Paper

Charleston’s alt-weekly, locally-owned and independent since 1997. As an intern, I maintained the events calendar and covered local arts and culture news.

North by Northwestern

Northwestern University’s independent, student published daily online news magazine. I hosted the podcast Can’t Let Go, created episodes for AskNBN and wrote for the politics section. I most recently was Executive Editor, but I also served as a Managing Editor and the Audio Section Editor. 

Medill Work

As a Medill student, I did a lot of reporting for class assignments. I showcase the best of that here.