Lisa Pollak

Lisa (she/her) is an award-winning journalist who focuses on narrative stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations.

She began her career in newspapers, and won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing while working at the Baltimore Sun. She then spent a decade producing radio stories for This American Life and two seasons as a producer for Showtime’s Emmy-winning TV series based on the show. More recently, Lisa has developed, produced and edited podcasts for ESPN’s 30 for 30, NPR’s Embedded, Gimlet Media, Vox, and Reveal, among others. She was one of the editors of "According to Need," a series on homelessness from 99% Invisible that won a DuPont award in 2022.