Lauren Baker

Multi-Media Journalist

Lauren joined WREX in April of 2019 as a multi-media journalist. She comes to us from WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan.

She grew up in DeKalb and fell in love with news during college. Lauren graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. She also received her Masters Degree of Science in journalism from The Medill School of Journalism from Northwestern University.

Lauren began her career at WILX as a morning producer and traffic reporter before coming to Rockford. She also reported from Washington D.C. as a multi-media journalist, where she has interviewed and worked with some of the nation’s top leaders.

Lauren fell in love with news after her first reporting class in college, where she was able to discover the hidden stories in her community and became the voice for the voiceless.

When she’s not at work, Lauren can be found baking, spending time with family and shopping.

Little known facts about Lauren:

  • I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
  • I am a huge college softball fan.
  • I am obsessed with the color pink.
  • I love to watch crime documentary series on Netflix.
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