Adelina Lancianese is senior producer for the Embedded podcast, NPR's home for audio documentary storytelling.
Most recently, she produced the narrative podcast series Love Commandos, which chronicled forbidden love in India, as part of her tenure as senior producer for the NPR show Rough Translation. Other stories she produced there have transported listeners to a trucker's cab, a Ukrainian garden, a Swedish dance floor and helped earn the show a 2022 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Travel Journalism.
Lancianese helped produce the investigative podcast On Our Watch, a collaboration between NPR and Member station KQED, and served as a producer for season 1 of NPR Music's investigative podcast Louder Than A Riot, which won honorable mention at the ABA Silver Gavel Awards. She has also organized NPR's annual Story Lab Workshop for the development of new independent and Member station podcasts.
Lancianese came to NPR as a 2017 Kroc Fellow. During the fellowship, she helped produce an investigation into black lung disease among coal miners, which won an Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for both a Peabody and an Emmy. She also reported for Pittsburgh Member station 90.5 WESA and produced for NPR's Weekend Edition.
She is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where she served as a researcher for the StoryCorps-affiliated American Pilgrimage Project, and is a former contributor at the Beckley Register-Herald newspaper in her home state of West Virginia.