Meet the Team

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
U.S. Department of State sign and President Donald Trump
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State Department Accused Of Promoting Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls on a reporter.
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US Sanctions 271 Syrians After Suspected Sarin Attack

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump
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Report: Russia Tried To 'Infiltrate' Trump Campaign Through Advisers

President Trump meets with aid worker Aya Hijazi.
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Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

Police cars gather in front of the Champs-Élysées
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Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas
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Tennessee Teacher And Student Subject Of Nationwide Manhunt Found

Bill O'Reilly
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O'Reilly Still Denies Harassment Allegations After Fox News Ouster

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
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One Of Congress' Most Powerful Figures Isn't Running For Re-election

Man being deported by ICE
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First DREAMer To Be Deported Sues Trump Administration

USS Carl Vinson strike group in the Indian Ocean.
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US Didn't Have Its Aircraft Carrier Anywhere Near North Korea

President Donald Trump and tax returns
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No, You Won't See President Trump's Tax Returns Anytime Soon

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife, Asma.
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UK MPs: Revoke Syrian First Lady's British Citizenship

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden
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Biden Urges Trump To Condemn LGBTQ Persecution In Chechnya

President Donald Trump and the White House
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The Trump Administration Won't Release White House Visitor Logs

Sean Spicer and letter from Anti-Defamation League
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Anti-Defamation League Offers To Educate Sean Spicer On Holocaust

President Donald Trump sits.
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White House Won't Say If Trump Ordered Use Of 'Mother Of All Bombs'

Jens Stoltenberg and Donald Trump shake hands.
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President Trump Says NATO Is 'No Longer Obsolete'

Rex Tillerson and Vladimir Putin
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This Is 'A Low Point' In US-Russian Relations

Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump walk side by side.
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Eric Trump Says Ivanka Likely Weighed In On Syria Action

Sean Spicer stands at podium.
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People Call For Sean Spicer's Firing After Hitler Comments

A police officer stands outside the fence leading to the school.
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Police: Husband Kills Teacher, Student In Elementary School Shooting

Dylann Roof stands during a video conference.
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Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty, Avoids Second Trial For Charleston Murders

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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US Treasury Secretary Says Syria Will Face More Sanctions

Stephen Bannon
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Bannon's Influence Over Trump Might Be Fading

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
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UN Ambassador Haley Says US Is 'Prepared To Do More' About Syria

The Senate side of the U.S. Capitol.
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Now That SCOTUS Filibusters Are Gone, Legislative Ones Could Be Next

President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping
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What To Expect From Trump's Meeting With Chinese President

President Trump signs a joint resolution.
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The Little-Known Law Letting Trump Repeal Obama's Regulations

Mitch McConnell and Neil Gorsuch
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Cloture And The Nuclear Option: What To Know About The Gorsuch Vote

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly
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More Companies Pull Ads From 'O'Reilly Factor' After Harassment Report