bio

Lauren is a new media journalist dedicated to telling original and powerful stories that impact us all.

She currently slaves away in 30 Rock as an editor and homepage producer at NBC News for TODAY.com, the TODAY show’s website. Previously Lauren worked in editorial at The Huffington Post, Cheapflights Media, Forbes Travel Guide and LA Times Magazine. Her words have also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, Boston Metro, on Reuters.com and Yahoo! News.

While earning her master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2010, she devoted herself to reporting on Chicago’s broken health care system and tackling complex issues surrounding women’s health.

Early in her career, Lauren worked in casting for theater and film. She also spent time abroad, including a year teaching in a remote area of Thailand. Her experiences there inspired her in areas as diverse as travel, global health, education, food and foreign policy.

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    Phnom Penh, Cambodia World Laughter Day 2010, Chicago Yiheyuan, Beijing Yiheyuan, Beijing The Playground Improv Theater, Chicago