Lauri Lebo

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Lauri Lebo
Born (1964-03-18)March 18, 1964
Newberrytown, Pennsylvania
Occupation Author, journalist
Notable credit(s) Coverage of Kitzmiller v. Dover
The Devil in Dover
Murder case in 1969 York race riot
Spouse(s) Jefferson Pepper

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.[1]

An award winning[2] journalist for over 20 years,[3] Lebo left reporting to write The Devil in Dover, a book about the trial of the intelligent design movement and its effects on Dover.[4] Lebo's coverage of the case inspired her husband, Americana singer-songwriter Jefferson Pepper, to name his history-themed album "American Evolution".[5]

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[6] both as a reporter and a station owner.


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