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Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Lauren Weber writes about employment and the workplace for The Wall Street Journal, with a special interest in stories that explore the intersection between macroeconomic trends and the on-the-ground practices of employers. She is the author of "In Cheap We Trust,” a cultural history of frugality in the U.S., and in 2017 wrote "Contracted," an award-winning series of stories about the evolution of contracting and contingent work. She joined The Wall Street Journal in 2011 after a stint as a private investigator. Ms. Weber has also been a staff reporter at Reuters and Newsday, and her freelance work has appeared in “The New York Times”, “Los Angeles Times”, and other newspapers. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Baruch College-CUNY, and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University. Ms. Weber is a single mother by choice who conceived her son on the same day in 2011 that she received her job offer from The Wall Street Journal.