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:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Residents of the South African city could be forced to line up for water rations in just a few months.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
This Friday is the deadline to fund the government, and the futures of 800,000 young immigrants are wrapped up in that legislative fight.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Some detainees taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say they have been threatened with solitary confinement for refusing to work in for-profit ICE facilities.
Friday, January 12, 2018
The mega tech trade show CES wraps up in Las Vegas on Friday. Instead of the flashiest and coolest, we look at the most ridiculous and unnecessary products of CES 2018.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
As the island pushes for statehood, about half of Puerto Rico is still without power, and the police department is in turmoil.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
A study out this week finds that, when looking at other wealthy, democratic countries, a child born in the U.S. has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
About 60 Baltimore schools have had heating issues this winter, forcing a number of schools to close last week. It’s an issue that has plagued the school system for years.
Monday, January 08, 2018
For the first time in a century, humpback whales have returned to the waters of New York City.
Friday, January 05, 2018
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reversal of an Obama-era directive that paved the way for marijuana legalization in states.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
With the field of extreme attribution, scientists finally have an answer to the question: "Is this caused by climate change?"
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
In Germany, a new law says big social media companies must swiftly take down posts containing hate speech or face huge fines.
Friday, December 29, 2017
An Associated Press investigation has found that two million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites that are at risk of flooding or sea-level rise.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
A bribery scandal throughout Latin America could bring down the current Peruvian president.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A case involving almost 200 people who participated in protests during President Trump's inauguration could have major implications on future protests and free speech.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit last week alleging that Wells Fargo specifically targeted the tribe’s citizens to open unnecessary bank accounts in their names.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Bitcoin reached another all-time high on Friday. The cryptocurrency has risen more than 1,700 percent since the start of the year, raising concerns about a bubble.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008 after receiving death threats in Mexico. But he is now on the verge of being deported.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back net neutrality regulations today. Here's what that could practically mean for your everyday life.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be voting on the future of net neutrality this week. She discusses what's at stake, and how it will impact the lives of all Americans.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A conversation with Republican Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee, the chair of the Republican Governors Association.