A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.
360 Staff Pick: A Devil to Play
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 11:02 AM
Some people solve their midlife crises by buying a motorcycle — Jasper Rees decided to face down his childhood enemy: the French horn. Now available in paperback, Rees' account takes us from band camp to the concert hall and back again. Along the way, we visit with players from biblical times through to the guy who played with the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper band. The horn is notorious for betraying even lifelong players, but Rees' efforts are inspiring.
Rees visited Studio 360 last spring — and he brought his horn: