Writer. Editor. Pursuer of news, a good cup of coffee and a delicious craft brew. Politics junkie. AP Style fanatic. The Hold Steady fangirl.
Lauren is a native of New Ulm, Minn. She began her exploits in the realm of journalism in her high school English teacher’s classroom and moved that to an internship at the local paper, The Journal. After graduating college she moved to Durham, N.C.
Once arriving in Durham she started working at The Herald-Sun. During her two-year tenure, she covered crime, city and county government and general assignment. Since August 2016 she's been the staff writer covering Durham for the INDY Week.
Prior to moving to North Carolina full time, Lauren was an intern at The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. She also worked as a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register during her final year of college.
She graduated from Drake University in May 2014 with degrees in news/Internet journalism and rhetoric and communication studies. She served as the editor-in-chief of The Times-Delphic from Jan. 2012 to May 2013. Prior to that she served as the managing editor, news editor and a copy editor. She’s was part of a team that covered both of President Barack Obama’s stops in Des Moines during the 2012 Presidential Election and one that created a comprehensive look at wind energy in Iowa.
During her tenure at The Times-Delphic she spearheaded the complete redesign of the paper. A new print layout was created and a new website was started. During the 2011-12 year the paper won nine Iowa College Media Association awards under her editorship including “General Excellence” and “Best Editorial Leadership.”
Lauren’s passion revolves around politics and daily happenings.