Oliver Lazarus is an associate producer for The Takeaway.
He comes to The Takeaway by way of Missouri, where he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, not to be confused with his hometown of Washington, D.C. He began at the show as an intern in 2015, and his transition to full-time marked the end of a multi-year career of college internships in journalism, politics, and international affairs. At The Takeaway, Oliver produces stories and series on everything from Southern sounds, to the U.S. bail system, to smart cities.
Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Searching for reasons to stay in Afghanistan, the Trump Administration is turning to the country's estimated $1 trillion mineral reserves.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
There are 39,400 known or suspected toxic sites on current or former Pentagon properties encompassing over 40 million acres in total — an area larger than the state of Florida.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
What started as a friendly relationship has turned sour between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Reports emerged this week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to shut down the State Department office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Six months into the Trump Administration, the majority of Americans think that the Democratic Party only stands against Trump, and has no real message.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
As the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare stalls, one of the chief architects of the Affordable Care Act explores the stability of the program.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The Trump Administration is hosting “Made in America” week to highlight domestic products and businesses. But removed from the rhetoric, will a manufacturing push help most Americans?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
New York City's ability to protect its undocumented population is being tested in the early days of the Trump administration.
Friday, July 07, 2017
The craft store Hobby Lobby is being forced to return more than 5,500 artifacts that were reportedly smuggled into the United States from Iraq.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
As tensions with North Korea escalate, we look at how the people and countries within the range of North Korean missiles, from South Korea to Hawaii, are responding and preparing.
Friday, June 30, 2017
The U.S. role in the 1953 Iranian coup has been an open secret for decades, but the actual CIA and State department documents surrounding the event have been slow to trickle out.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
North Korea and free trade will be at the top of the discussion between President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Three Chicago cops were indicted on Tuesday on charges of conspiring to cover up alleged wrongdoing by officer Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot teen Laquan McDonald.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Between May 23rd and June 23rd, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights counted 472 civilian deaths in Syria caused by U.S.-led coalition strikes.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The contempt-of-court trial for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, once dubbed "America's toughest sheriff," begins this week.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Women and children who are held in family detention centers face dire conditions and a number of obstacles when attempting to file for asylum.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
What do we stand to gain or lose as our economy becomes dominated by a handful of powerful companies?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Republican healthcare plan is being hashed out behind closed doors. The bill, which has been kept in secret, may finally be revealed on Thursday.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tommy Caldwell is arguably the best all-around rock climber in the world today. He discusses his six-year climb up the Dawn Wall, and what shaped him as a climber.
Monday, June 19, 2017
After a fire tore through a public housing building in London, U.K. citizens are furious with the government of Prime Minister Theresa May.