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Lauren feels incredibly lucky she gets paid to do what she loves, and at such a great station! She’s a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ), which means she’s a self-contained, one-woman-band. She is just as passionate about filming and editing as she is about reporting, even if it does mean she has to lug around all the camera gear. 🙂

A Washington native, Lauren grew up in the Seattle/Tacoma area and graduated from the University of Washington. She’s a Husky through and through- purple is her favorite color and she even owns a Siberian Husky pup named Hachi!

Lauren most recently comes from Bozeman, Montana, where she worked as a reporter, producer and main anchor for a news station. During her time there, she won an award for spot (read: breaking) news reporting and captured some incredible moments on camera.

She loved the outdoor lifestyle that came with living in Big Sky Country, but after a handful of years, she and her husband longed to relocate to a more urban area. That’s why Lauren migrated south to SLC, where she found the perfect mixture of city and country.

Outside of work, you’ll find Lauren hiking in the mountains with her husband and Hachi, exploring the greater Salt Lake area, or cooking up a delicious gourmet meal. Lauren is a member of Toastmasters International (in which she’s won speech competitions and awards), and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also loves hot springs, ghost towns, live theater, rock concerts, painting, road tripping, camping and skiing.

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Recent Articles
  • Vigil in Salt Lake City calls for justice on behalf of indigenous women

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group gathered in Salt Lake City Wednesday night to spread awareness for indigenous women who are murdered or missing. They said they’re trying to shed light on violence against a population that doesn’t get a voice—and bring change in the system to give them justice. At the Vigil for Justice, candles flickered as Carol Surveyor walked around, thanking those who attended. She’s grieving the loss of her mother Marena Holiday, who Surveyor said was killed […]

  • Salt Lake Police Officer fired after U of U Nurse Wubbels incident

    SALT LAKE CITY – Following the controversial arrest of a University of Utah nurse, one detective has been fired, and a Lieutenant has been demoted. Detective Jeff Payne and Lt. James Tracy came under public scrutiny in July after they arrested Alex Wubbels, who refused to conduct a blood draw on an unconscious patient to help with a police investigation. According to a notice of employment termination, the Salt Lake City Police Department stated that Payne violated numerous police policies, […]

  • Elaborate homeless camps along Jordan River to shut down, get cleaned up

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake County Health Department says it plans to clean up an elaborate homeless camp along the Jordan River, made up of a network of several cabins, areas of debris and even an underground bunker. Residents who live there said they’ve been told they need to move, and now they’re trying to find another place to live. Logan Blair showed his cabin to Fox 13 on Monday. “The bed actually used to be up here, […]

  • U of U scientists detail findings of Zika virus study conducted during Olympic Games

    SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah scientists say they’ve made a surprise discovery about Olympic athletes who traveled to Brazil last year. They ran a study to see if athletes or others involved in the games were infected with the Zika virus, and the findings are out. The team just presented the findings on Saturday to experts from around the world at the annual Infectious Disease Society of America conference in California, medical director Marc Couturier said. He said […]

  • Substitute teacher accused of sexually abusing students at elementary school in Clearfield

    CLEARFIELD, Utah — A man is in the Davis County Jail facing three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child after several children say he touched them inappropriately while teaching their class as a substitute. According to a press release from the Clearfield Police Department, two different parents reported the alleged abuse to police on September 27, saying a substitute teacher at Wasatch Elementary School touched their children inappropriately. One woman told Fox 13 her 8-year old son was […]

  • Reserve police officer fatally injured in crash in Utah laid to rest in Rigby

    RIGBY, Idaho — A reserve police officer from Rigby, Idaho was laid to rest Friday after he died at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Bill Gray was the patient whose privacy nurse Alex Wubbels was protecting when she was arrested in July. Gray was critically injured when a suspect fleeing from police crashed into him in northern Utah. Family, friends and fellow officers remembered the reserve officer’s life and legacy Friday morning. Gray’s family talked about his […]

  • Cleanup effort clears out homeless camps along Jordan River

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — A huge cleanup is underway along the Jordan River, to get rid of homeless camps. Some camps on the river are so built up they look like small buildings and bunkers. Several inmates from the Department of Corrections, members of the Salt Lake County Health Department, and volunteers spent Thursday picking up loads of trash, human feces and dirty needles from a camp in the area south of 3900 South. All the garbage—which included clothing, furniture, […]

  • Columbus Day designated as Indigenous Peoples Day in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Council has officially declared the second Monday in October– the day Columbus Day falls on– as Indigenous Peoples Day. Council members unanimously signed a resolution Tuesday night, to cheers and applause from a packed council chambers room.  The resolution not only designates the day, it encourages residents, businesses and schools to recognize and celebrate the day as well. Council Vice Chair Charlie Luke said it brings honor to indigenous people, and also brings their history and […]

  • Family speaks after woman from Utah killed in Las Vegas mass shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY — A woman from Utah was one of the dozens of people killed Sunday night in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Cody Davis said his sister, Neysa Tonks, grew up in Sandy and went to Brighton High School. She’d been living in Las Vegas for about a decade with her three sons, he said, who she raised as a single mom. Davis got the call Sunday night that his sister died in the shooting, which left […]

  • Petition aims to create Town of Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon

    BRIGHTON, Utah — Should a big chunk of Big Cottonwood Canyon become the official Town of Brighton? A petition handed over to the state this week aims to ask voters that question next year. Those behind the petition say the canyon doesn’t get enough funding to maintain services for the growing number of tourists. They said designating Brighton as a town could help, but others worry what the incorporation could mean for the area. On Friday, families flocked to the […]

  • Thomas S. Monson will not attend General Conference

    SALT LAKE CITY — Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will not attend any of the church’s General Conference sessions this weekend, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. While Hawkins would not elaborate, he referred Fox 13 to a statement the church issued in May, that talked about President Monson’s health and limitations because of his age. President Monson celebrated his 90th birthday in August. In April, his attendance was limited at the […]

  • Mailbox mishap prompts distracted driving concerns in Herriman

    HERRIMAN, Utah — A Herriman woman has gotten creative with warning drivers in her neighborhood after she said a distracted driver plowed into her mailbox on Tuesday just feet away from where she was standing, then took off. Danielle Hartley said it’s usually difficult to cross Herriman Rose Boulevard at the crosswalk with Meadowside Drive because drivers—some of them distracted—just blow on by. As she stood there at the crosswalk Wednesday afternoon, car after car passed her and her neighbor. […]