Before coming to WABC TV, she anchored and reported at stations in Akron, Little Rock and Minneapolis.
She actually got her start in journalism as a teenager, reporting for the Main Street Wire, the newspaper on Roosevelt Island, NY.
It was always her dream to cover her hometown of New York City. She is primarily WABC TV's feature and lifestyle reporter.
You can watch her restaurant features, called Neighborhood Eats, most Fridays during Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.
She is also a frequent substitute anchor.
Lauren is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Manhattan.
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