Before joining Studio 360 in 2018, Lauren was the executive editor of multimedia at TheWeek.com where she created the site’s short-form newsy podcasts, including “This Week I Learned,” which she hosted. She previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures, Seinfeld, and diagnosing the Home Alone burglars’ injuries. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she has been a public-radio devotee since the days of sitting in the back-back of her parents’ station wagon.
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