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Lauren Migaki

Senior Producer, Education

Lauren Migaki is a senior producer with NPR's education desk. She helps tell stories about teacher strikes, college access and a new high school for young men in Washington D.C. She also produces and hosts NPR's podcast about the Student Podcast Challenge.

In 2019, she worked with NPR's Life Kit to lead the team's parenting coverage. In 2017, Migaki was the producer to develop and pilot Up First, NPR's first-ever daily news podcast.

Before that, she spent seven years as a producer, director and line producer for Morning Edition – mostly on the overnight shift. She traveled alongside NPR hosts and reporters to tell stories in Crimea, Israel and the Brazilian Amazon. In 2014, the team earned an Edward R. Murrow award for their coverage of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. Other highlights from her time at Morning Edition include working on interviews with Dolly Parton, Oprah and Joni Mitchell.

In addition to her work at Morning Edition, Migaki spent a year producing Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR's pop culture podcast.

Migaki graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Graphic Design.

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Getting a bachelor's degree in prison is rare. That's about to change

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Encore: 'Life Kit' on putting your money where your morals are with ethical investing

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Meet the rescue team extracting people trapped in Kyiv suburbs under siege

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Ethical investing: Put your money where your morals are

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Books We Love: Recommendations for love stories

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Understanding the promises and limits of ethical investing

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22 tips for 2022: Spend less by choosing what'll bring you lasting joy

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Wedding season is here. This acronym will help you give the perfect toast

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