Lauren Talarico started with News19, WLTX in 2008 and since then has done it all (almost!).
Lauren started as a producer and assignment editor before transitioning into the role of one man band reporter and weekend anchor. In 2012 she was promoted to the anchor desk fulltime on News19 This Morning.
From her hometown of Clinton, NY, Lauren started her journey down south at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. There she earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. After graduation she packed her bags and moved to London, UK where she worked as an associate producer for an Academy-Award winning company. However, journalism was in her blood so when she returned to the states she started her career in TV news.
Lauren is an award winning journalist earning an Associated Press award for excellence in education reporting. She has been nominated for two Emmy awards and is hoping the third time's the charm! Lauren is also a children's author and had her first book published, Teatime with Tigers, in 2011. In 2012 she was named one of Columbia's most fashionable people by Wink Magazine.
Giving back to the community has been an important part of Lauren's life, an ideal passed down from her family. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia and the Palmetto Children's Hospital. She also supports the Special Olympics.
Since 2008 Lauren has been married to her English love, Charlie. They have two dogs, Sam and Tally. On her days off you can find her cooking, running, traveling, reading and trying her best to test out every restaurant in town!
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