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Cody LaGrow


Cody LaGrow is an Emmy award-winning journalist with a passion for fostering an understanding of people. Previously an Associate Producer at ABC's Good Morning America in New York and local news reporter in Missouri, Cody leaves no question unasked as a reporter for Newsy in Chicago. He hates nonelastic pants, loves breakfast for dinner and is a devout member of the BeyHive. If you came to slay with a story idea, feel free to drop Cody a line at

  Recent Work
Screenshot of TrumpSingles
TrumpSingles / Getty ImagesU.S.

TrumpSingles Site Vows To 'Make Dating Great Again'

Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury."
Paramount Pictures / "A Night At The Roxbury"Entertainment

When It Comes To Numbers For Women In Film, It Might As Well Be 1998

President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Thousands Of Obama Supporters Give 44th President A Chi-Town Send-Off

Beyoncé performing at a "Get Out the Vote" concert for Hillary Clinton.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Beyoncé Is Ready To Slay Coachella ... And Music History

Donald Trump at left, and Rebecca Ferguson at right
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Singer Says She'll Perform At Trump Inauguration, But There's A Catch

Debbie Reynolds in "The Rat Race" and present-day.
Paramount Pictures / Getty ImagesEntertainment

A Tribute To Actress Debbie Reynolds, A Hollywood Legend

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
20th Century Fox / Getty ImagesEntertainment

A Tribute To Carrie Fisher: A Force Of Talent

Truvada pills next to the Gardasil vaccine.
Getty ImagesU.S.

There Are Parallels Between HIV-Prevention Drug Truvada And Gardasil

Michelle Obama speaking onstage
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

Stop Trying To Make Michelle Obama Run For President

A Groupmuse party in a living room.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Want A Mini Symphony In Your Living Room? There's An App For That

Hands holding PrEP aka Truvada
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Meet The People Battling For Better Access To HIV-Fighting PrEP Drugs

The family from "A Christmas Story" opening package
MGM / 'A Christmas Story'Business

How This Shipping Company Ensures Your Gifts Arrive In One Piece

Protesters outside Trump Tower in Chicago
Newsy / Ben SchamissoPolitics

These Chicagoans Refuse To Unite For A Donald Trump Presidency

Man donating blood.

Why Does The Government Care About The Sex Lives Of Blood Donors?

The LaGrow family
Newsy / Cody LaGrowU.S.

I'm Gay. My Sister Is, Too. Here's What It Taught Our Parents

Native Americans celebrate during an Indigenous Peoples' Day event in Seattle.
Getty ImagesU.S.

The Argument For Changing 'Columbus Day' To 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

Cody LaGrow and Adam Rich at Scratch DJ Academy
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Asking For A Friend: Are DJs Faking It?

Gretchen Carlson speaking.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Gretchen Carlson Gets $20 Million Settlement From Fox News

Cast of "Moulin Rouge!"
20th Century Fox / 'Moulin Rouge!'Entertainment

Spectacular, Spectacular: 'Moulin Rouge!' Is Moving To The Stage

Will Byers in Netflix's "Stranger Things."
Netflix / 'Stranger ThingsEntertainment

We All Scream For The Announcement Of 'Stranger Things' Second Season

Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Mothers Steal The Show At The VMAs

Leslie Jones on the red carpet
Getty Images / Neilson BarnardEntertainment

Racist, Sexist Trolls Won't Stop Going After Leslie Jones

Jessica Lynn Sanders at the Chicago Margarita Festival.
YouTube / MrCrim3U.S.

Woman Launches Into Racist Rant Against Couple — Would You Intervene?

Ryan Lochte at Rio Olympics
Getty ImagesSports

Ryan Lochte (Sort Of) Apologized For His Role In That Rio Incident

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Chicago Police Superintendent Recommends Firing 7 Officers

Cody LaGrow lying next to professional cuddler Keeley Shoup.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoU.S.

Asking For A Friend: What's It Like To Be A Professional Cuddler?

Singer JoJo in her first music video next to her album art for her new single, "F*** Apologies."
Blackground Records / Atlantic Records / JoJoEntertainment

JoJo Will Release Her First Album Since You Were In Middle School

Cody LaGrow alongside Stephanie Mansour.
Newsy / Lindsay GloorSci/Health

Asking For A Friend: How Do I Fix 'Skinny Fat'?

Cody LaGrow and Mic. The Vegan
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

Asking For A Friend: Why Do People Hate Vegans?

US Women's National Soccer Team practicing in Chicago.
Newsy / Ben SchamissoSports

Newsy Warms Up With The US Women's Soccer Team Before Rio