About Steve Lannen
LANNEN, STEVE is a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader, a 120,000-circulation newspaper that covers Central and Eastern Kentucky and is found on the web at www.kentucky.com. Over the years, he has covered criminal justice, higher education, small-city politics, immigration policy, and now business. He recently returned from nine weeks in Iraq, where he worked for the McClatchy wire service. Partnering with a team of Iraqi reporters, he filed stories from Baghdad while embedded with the U.S. Army in places such as Mosul and the Diyala province. Given that he lives and works in Kentucky, Lannen also occasionally writes about bourbon and probably can offer more opinions about that than you care to know. Born in Chicago and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Lannen graduated from Kenyon College with a bachelor’s in history. He was a Dow Joneser at Newsday and then went west to the Greeley Tribune for his first full-time newspaper job where he discovered he loves hiking and the outdoors. He'll be back in California in a couple of weeks backpacking somewhere east of the Bay Area.
- Occupation: Reporter
- Organization: Lexington Herald-Leader
- Location: Lexington, KY 40508 USA
- Website: http://www.kentucky.com
- Was accepted for Jul 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by Steve Lannen (includes contributory writing):
- Hip-Hop Heaven
- For five years, Youth Movement Records in downtown Oakland has motivated young African Americans using the discipline that comes from attempting to perfect a craft.