Lauren is NHPR’s Politics and Policy reporter for the State of Democracy project. She was also a co-host and producer of Stranglehold, NHPR’s award winning podcast that looked at the power and people behind the first in the nation primary.
Before joining NHPR in 2017, Lauren spent nearly six years as a reporter, producer and fill-in host for WBEZ in Chicago. Most recently, she covered City Hall and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.
Her reporting has earned her multiple regional Edward R Murrow and Associated Press awards. In 2014, her voice was featured on a best-of list in the Chicago Tribune culture section for its “unpretentious, Peppermint Patty scratchiness,” which her family especially appreciated.
Lauren graduated with a BA in History from Saint Anselm College and has a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she was also an adjunct lecturer.
Her work has been featured on NPR, On The Media, Marketplace, Here and Now, MSNBC, CNN, PBS News Hour and in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others.
Lauren is a proud New Hampshire native, born and raised in Hampstead.