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Lauren Stephenson

Digital Content Producer

Lauren joined Newsy as a writer and anchor in spring 2016. After spending three years as a news anchor, multimedia journalist and newspaper reporter, she jumped at the opportunity to try something new in the journalism industry. Lauren has been a news junkie since she could formulate sentences. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Lauren is a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (Go Tribe!). When not working, Lauren is probably catching up on the latest news, checking out her favorite design blogs, watching really bad but entertaining reality shows and spending time with her friends and family (which usually involves catching up over coffee or dinner, or cheering on Chicago sport teams).

  Recent Work
James Comey takes the oath before testifying.
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Comey Agrees To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

President Donald Trump and the now-fired FBI Director James Comey
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Toby Keith and Donald Trump
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The seal of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Then-FBI Director James Comey testifying before a congressional committee.
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Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump address media.
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Donald, Melania and Barron Trump at the presidential inauguration.
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Michelle Obama speaks at a conference.
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Michelle Obama Isn't Thrilled About Trump's School Lunch Changes

President Donald Trump stands and looks to the side.
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A Mormon church and a boy scout saluting the American flag.
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Mormon Church Will Stop Offering Boy Scouts Programs For Teens

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn stands in an elevator.
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Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn

Former FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump.
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FBI Director James Comey sits at a table.
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Comey's Firing Draws Scrutiny From Both Parties

FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate committee.
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Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Sally Yates testifies before the U.S. Senate.
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Yates Explains Refusal To Defend Trump Immigration Executive Order

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testifies before Congress.
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Yates Warned White House That Flynn Could Be Blackmailed By Russians

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sen. John McCain
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McCain Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Tillerson's Foreign Policy Comments

Emmanuel Macron speaks at a campaign event.
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French Presidential Campaign's Emails Leaked Hours Before Election

President Donald Trump and Dr. Mark Green
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President Trump's Nominee For Secretary Of The Army Withdraws

President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meet.
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Hours After House Passes AHCA, Trump Praises Universal Health Care

President Donald Trump speaks in front of Republican representatives.
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Long Road Ahead Even After House Passes American Health Care Act

A drawing of the planned Obama presidential center.
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Here's Our First Look At The Obama Presidential Center

James Comey sits at a desk.
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Comey Stands By October Clinton Decision But Feels 'Mildly Nauseous'

Girl Scouts logo and a cross.
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Archdiocese Cuts Ties With Girl Scouts Over 'Troubling Trends'

President Donald Trump and the CNN logo.
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CNN And The Trump Campaign Are Sparring Over 'Fake News' Ad

Ivanka Trump sits in a meeting.
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North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump
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Trump Says He'd Be 'Honored' To Meet With Kim Jong-Un

Demonstrators participate in the 2014 People's Climate March.
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The People's Climate March Is About More Than Just The Environment

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Anti-Abortion Activist Gets A Top Post At Department Of Health

United Nations Security Council holds a meeting.
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North Korea Tests Missile After UN Meeting About Its Nuclear Program