• Follow me on:

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.

Have a story idea or want to get in touch with Lauren? Send her an email at lauren.steinbrecher@fox13now.com, or you can find her on Facebook and Twitter. She’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
  • Man who accepted drug treatment after first Rio Grande roundup says it saved his life

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Monday marked one week since the state and Salt Lake City and County kicked off “Operation Rio Grande,” an effort to get hundreds of people off the streets in the Rio Grande area, and into jail and treatment. Now, a man who ended up in treatment during the city’s last intense roundup known as “Operation Diversion,” is saying it saved his life. Last September and October, the first and second phases of Operation Diversion ended with dozens […]

  • Rep. Adam Gardiner elected Salt Lake County Recorder

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — Acting Salt Lake County Recorder Julie Dole is expected to be fired first thing Friday morning, according to the man who was voted to take the spot as Recorder Thursday evening. The Special Election at the Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee Meeting to replace former Recorder Gary Ott ended with current Representative Adam Gardiner, R-West Jordan, taking the victory. Originally, eight candidates were nominated, with Dole being one of them. She is currently under investigation […]

  • Two in critical condition after car, motorcycle collide in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — Two people are in critical condition after a motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle in Sandy Wednesday night. Unified Police say the crash occurred at 9754 South Wasatch Boulevard, and police first tweeted about the crash around 8:30 p.m. Officials at the scene say a Honda Civic was traveling west from Little Cottonwood Canyon and made a left turn onto Wasatch Boulevard, placing the car in the path of a motorcycle traveling eastbound. The motorcycle collided with […]

  • Man accused of starting Brian Head Fire makes first court appearance

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — The lawyer representing the man accused of starting the devastating Brian Head Fire said Tuesday that the charges against his client don’t have a foundation based on facts. Tuesday afternoon, 61-year old Robert Lyman faced a judge for the first time during an initial appearance in Cedar City. Lyman faces two misdemeanor charges of reckless burning, and failure to obtain a burn permit. He was briefly booked into jail on both charges two weeks ago. “Like all of us, Bob […]

  • Body of missing man Paul Swenson found in Mill Creek

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — The body of an American Fork man who disappeared last month has been found, according to statements by his family and South Salt Lake Police. Paul Swenson had been last seen July 27 at his home in American Fork, and police said he left American Fork for an appointment in Salt Lake County, but never returned. Hundreds turned out to search in the Salt Lake valley, with no sign except Swenson’s car, which was found […]

  • Man arrested for DUI, fleeing after police chase and crash in Salt Lake County

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police have arrested a man on charges that include DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident after a chase that involved a crash in Salt Lake County Sunday. Unified Police say 39-year-old Braulio Rios-Morales called dispatch over and over from the parking lot of a Smith’s grocery store in Kearns Sunday. “Just with a slew of suicidal comments, sounded like he was intoxicated on some type of substance,” said Unified Police Lieutenant Brian Lohrke. […]

  • Public health lab warns of rabid bats in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Public Health Laboratory is reminding the public that contact with bats and other wildlife could result in a fatal rabies infection, after two bats tested positive for rabies in the past week. “There is no treatment for rabies once clinical signs appear and it is always fatal. Therefore, all cases of potential exposure need to be taken seriously and reported as soon as possible,” UPHL said in a news release issued Wednesday. For the […]

  • Republican candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District debate health care, immigration and more

    PROVO, Utah — The Republican candidates for the congressional spot left open by Jason Chaffetz went head-to-head in another debate Friday night. The candidates include current Provo Mayor John Curtis, relative political newcomer Tanner Ainge and former legislator Chris Herrod. “This debate is going to set the stage,” said Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, one of the hosts of the debate. While all Republican, he said each candidate represented the moderate to the conservative end of […]

  • Crews believe mouse in power box sparked field fire in Draper

    UPDATE: Mike Weir Drive is open again, and Traverse Ridge Road has one lane open as of 3:45 p.m. Officials expect intermittent traffic delays to continue as firefighters work to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters believe the blaze began when a mouse got into a power box, causing the power to arc and ignite the nearby field. Previous story continues below: DRAPER, Utah — Fire crews have a field fire in Draper under control Friday afternoon, but the public is asked […]

  • Friend of Utah man killed in plane crash on I-15 says he was selfless, a family man

    OGDEN, Utah – As Weber County mourns the loss of two couples who died in a plane crash on I-15, a co-worker of victim Perry Huffaker is sharing his memories. “I had a conversation with him the other day where he told me, you know, ‘We’re not alone, and that things happen for a purpose and that God watches out over all of us,'” said a tearful Justin Anderson. “And I think he would just want everybody to know that […]

  • Victims remembered after two married couples killed in Weber County plane crash

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Family members and the community are mourning two couples killed in a plane crash Wednesday, after the plane went down on I-15 near Riverdale. Layne and Diana Clarke lived in Taylor, and owned a business in Ogden for more than two decades, according to the Bishop of the family’s LDS Church congregation. Bishop Steve Cottle said he lives down the street from the Clarke family in Taylor, and has been a close friend of theirs for […]

  • Four killed in small plane crash on I-15 in Weber County; victims identified

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Four people died Wednesday afternoon when a small plane crashed on I-15 in Weber County. The victims have been identified as Layne and Diana Clarke of Taylor, Utah, and Perry and Sarah Huffaker of West Haven, Utah. The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. near 5600 S. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the plane is believed to have taken off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport and was destined for Island Park, Idaho. Utah Highway […]