Lauri Lebo (born March 18, 1964) is an author, radio station owner and reporter from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Working for the York Daily Record, Lebo was the principal local reporter covering Kitzmiller v. Dover in 2004 and 2005, and was featured prominently in the Nova documentary Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial both because of her coverage and because her father, who owned Christian radio station WWII-AM in Harrisburg, sided with the Dover school board in the controversy.
An award winning journalist for over 20 years, Lebo left reporting to write The Devil in Dover, a book about the Kitzmiller trial and its effects on Dover. Lebo's coverage of the case inspired her husband, Americana singer-songwriter Jefferson Pepper, to name his history-themed album "American Evolution".
After her father's death, Lebo, a disk-jockey at WWII-AM in its prior incarnation as an oldies station, became its owner. She has testified on media ownership to the FCC both as a reporter and a station owner.
March 18, 1964
|Notable credit(s)||Notable coverage of Kitzmiller v. Dover. Author of The Devil in Dover. Helped solve civil rights-era murder of Lillie Belle Allen, leading to the arrest of York Mayor Charles H. Robertson.|
|Spouse(s)||Jefferson Pepper Americana musician.|
- Nova Audio:Lauri Lebo - Caught in a Culture War
- 27th ANNUAL SCHNADER PRINT MEDIA AWARDS (2006)
- The New Press-The Devil in Dover
- Townsend, Tim (May–June 2008). "Love Thy Neighbor". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- http://www.musicomh.com/albums/jefferson-pepper_0308.htm "American Evolution"
- Public Hearing on Media Ownership - FCC
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