Jon Lewis

Writer, Researcher, Producer

Location icon United States

I am a writer and journalist, and recent graduate from Washington University in St. Louis. I have professional experience at St. Louis Public Radio, the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Eight by Eight.

I am passionate about finding and telling compelling stories in creative ways, and about finding and eating compelling sandwiches, in that order.


St. Louis Post Dispatch
The Darkness turns 25 - and a guide to Halloween haunts and happenings

If there's one thing that's clear about Larry Kirchner, it's that he loves Halloween. "No one's forcing you to participate in Halloween," he says, standing in the lobby at The Darkness in Soulard, one of several haunted attractions he owns. "With Thanksgiving, maybe you're forced to go to your in-laws'.
Historic St. Louis opens the doors to 26 homes and museums decked out for the holidays

In December, an army of ghosts of Christmas past will descend on St. Louis. In a coordinated event stretching from Edwardsville to Defiance, 26 historic homes and museums will open their doors for special holiday-themed tours Dec. 1. The event, called Spirited Holiday Past, grew out of another coordinated tour among area historic sites called the St.

Eight by Eight

Eight by Eight
All Wilfried Zaha Needs is Love - Eight by Eight

At a time when being a superstar footballer means signing for a big club and playing in the Champions League, Wilfried Zaha has thrived by returning to his boyhood team. It was October 14th, 2017, and things were not looking good for Crystal Palace.

Eight by Eight
One Man's Lonely Quest to End Penalty Shootout - Eight by Eight

Tim Farrell thinks he has the perfect replacement to the penalty shootout. He just needs someone to listen. After Spain's shocking Round of 16 loss to Russia last Sunday, manager Fernando Hierro was quick to blame an unexpected culprit for his team's early exit.

Eight by Eight
Welcome to Kaliningrad, the World Cup's Weirdest Host City

Inside the history of the Russian city that best explain why Putin wants to host the World Cup Over the next few days, traveling England supporters in Russia will load onto airplanes to head to the Three Lions's final group stage match against Belgium.

St. Louis Public Radio

Student Life

Student Life
From Whitaker Hall to the Pyeongchang podium

On May 16, 2014, it might have been easy to lose Kendall Gretsch among the green and black robes in Brookings Quadrangle and around the Washington University campus. That day, at Washington University's 153rd Commencement ceremony, Gretsch was just one of the thousands of robe-clad students standing in the St.

Student Life
22 years of sports under Chancellor Wrighton

The Washington University men's basketball team huddled in a locker room in Salem, Va. The stakes had never been higher for the individual players nor for the program itself. They were about to compete in the first men's NCAA championship game in Wash. U. history.

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