Lauren Chooljian


Lauren Chooljian is a senior reporter/producer at NHPR, the NPR affiliate in New Hampshire. She Is a part of NHPR's DOCUMENT team, a narrative-driven, long form reporting project. She is the host and reporter behind The 13th Step, a podcast about sexual misconduct in the addiction treatment industry. The 13th Step was a finalist for the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in Audio reporting, and The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Vogue called the show one of the best podcasts of 2023. Lauren’s work has won numerous awards, including the prestigious duPont-Columbia award, a National Edward R Murrow award, an RTDNA First Amendment Award and she has been recognized by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Lauren has also been featured in the New York Times for co-hosting Stranglehold, an award-winning podcast about New Hampshire’s first in the nation presidential primary. She was featured again in June 2023, for the retaliation she, her colleagues, sources and family faced for her reporting in The 13th Step. Before joining NHPR in 2017, Lauren spent nearly six years as a reporter, producer and fill-in host for WBEZ in Chicago. She has appeared on NPR, PBS NewsHour, CNN, CSPAN, MSNBC, and in The Washington Post, among others. She is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and received a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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