Adelina Lancianese is the assistant producer for the NPR Story Lab, a creative studio that fosters newsroom experimentation and incubates new podcasts. At the Story Lab, Lancianese works primarily on investigative, long-form projects, and also helps organize the annual Story Lab Workshop for the development of new independent and Member station podcasts.
She served as a producer for NPR Music's investigative podcast Louder Than A Riot, about the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. In 2019, she produced NPR's I'll Be Seeing You, a series of one-hour radio specials that explored the technologies that watch us.
Lancianese came to NPR as a 2017 Kroc Fellow. During the fellowship, she helped produce an investigation into black lung disease among coal miners, which won an Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for both a Peabody and Emmy. Lancianese also reported for Pittsburgh Member station 90.5 WESA and produced for NPR's Weekend Edition.
She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where she served as a researcher for the StoryCorps-affiliated American Pilgrimage Project, and is a former contributor at the Beckley Register-Herald newspaper in her home state of West Virginia.
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