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
"The Force" Director Peter Nicks
Newsy StaffU.S.

'The Force' Director Talks Documenting The Scandal-Plagued Oakland PD

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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Trump's Treasury Secretary Isn't Worried About AI Stealing Jobs

A puppy chews on a toy.
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This Federal Agency Will Soon Allow Dogs At Work

Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes
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House Intel Committee Leads Split Over Trump Surveillance

Brigitte Gabriel
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Anti-Muslim Activist Says She Had A Meeting At The White House

President Donald Trump and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Schwarzenegger Trolls Trump On Approval Ratings, Proposed Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the golf course
Twitter / @realDonaldTrumpPolitics

White House Defends Trump's Golf Outings As Business Trips

James Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers
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FBI Director Fact-Checks Trump's Live Tweet During Hearing

President Donald Trump.
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Justice Department Hands Over Report On Trump's Wiretap Claims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump
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Trump Tried To Bond With Merkel Over Unproven Wiretapping Claims

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump
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It Might Be Their First Meeting, But Trump And Merkel Have A History

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
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Former Acting CIA Director Doubts Trump-Russia Collusion

Chelsea Clinton signs a book.
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Chelsea Clinton's New Book Takes A Page From Sen. Elizabeth Warren

President Donald J. Trump pointing fingers during speech
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Military Wins, EPA And State Department Lose In Trump's First Budget

U.S. women's national hockey team players
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These Women Hockey Players Are Boycotting For Better Pay

Mark Rutte and Geert Wilders
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Why All Eyes Are On The Dutch Election

A gun with a silencer on top of a law that says National Instant Criminal Background Check
NewsyPolitics

Congress Could Change The Process For Getting Gun Silencers

Rep. Steve King
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Congressman Faces More Criticism After Standing By Controversial Tweet

Roger Stone
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Trump Campaign Adviser Says He Exchanged Messages With DNC Hacker

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
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Flynn's Foreign Agent Filing Came Up During White House Transition

Former South Korean President Park Gyun-hye
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South Korea's President Has Been Booted From Office

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
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Trump's Former National Security Adviser Files As Foreign Agent

Jon Huntsman
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Trump Criticized Him. Now, He Could Be Our Next Ambassador To Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gr├ęgoire Trudeau
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Trudeau's Wife Criticized For Women's Day Post

President Trump and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak
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Trump's Links To Russian Officials In Question Again

Speaker Paul Ryan points to the health care bill
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Estimate Says GOP's Obamacare Repeal And Replace Plan Could Cost $600B

The outside of Trump Tower
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A Trump Tower Apartment Was Up For Grabs On Airbnb

Chuck Schumer, President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi
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Trump Tweets Top Dems Are Hypocrites On Russian Issue

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Schwarzenegger Won't Return To 'Apprentice,' Cites Show's 'Baggage'

Former President Barack Obama
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President Obama To Be Honored With JFK Profile In Courage Award