Lauren Knapp - Newsy

Lauren Knapp

Senior Video Editor

Lauren Knapp is a video editor and journalist working with the investigative unit. She has previously worked as a director, producer, shooter and editor in both documentary and broadcast news. Lauren's work has appeared on The New York Times Op-Docs, The Atlantic, McClatchy Studios, PBS NewsHour and NPR. Her documentaries have screened at festivals across the globe. In addition to telling stories, Lauren has enjoyed teaching others the craft at Georgetown University, Northwestern University's Medill School of Communications, George Mason University and Stanford University. Lauren is interested in stories that expose faults in our systems, told with complexity and nuance.

  Recent Work
Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators rally on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore.
AP Photo/Allison DinnerU.S.

U.S. Lists 71 Foreign Terrorist Groups — But No White Supremacists

Hundreds of "local news" sites with partisan backers are mapped in the United States
NiemanLab, Philip NapoliPolitics

These Websites 'Masquerade' As Local News, Share Partisan Messages

A photo illustration of nurse staffing challenges at veterans hospitals
Photo Illustration by Zach Cusson / NewsySci/Health

Rising COVID-19 Cases Among VA Nurses Cause Staffing Challenges

A member of the mob that breached the Capitol waves a finger at police.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/APU.S.

Are Police Doing Enough To Track Down The Capitol Mob?

Lawmakers take cover on the House floor

U.S. Capitol Police Appeared To Be Overwhelmed. Why?

Screenshots from Twitter and TikTok

Epidemiologists Are The New Influencers

Dr. Jane Orient
Courtesy: Association of American Physicians and SurgeonsSci/Health

Dr. Orient's Fringe Views On Virus In Spotlight At Senate Hearing

Wanda Walker, a small landlord in Philadelphia
Lauren Knapp, NewsyU.S.

Eviction Moratoriums Are Pushing Small Landlords To The Brink

A bed at a Detroit temporary hospital assembled as seen in April, 2020.

Makeshift Care Centers Sit Empty As Virus Strains Hospitals

Pennsylvania Ballot
Gene J. Puskar / APPolitics

Misleading Claims In A Trump Campaign Lawsuit

Pennsylvania woman protests late vote counting

Fact-Checking A Trump Election Lawsuit In Pennsylvania

Ballot processing in Arizona

Trump Campaign Asks For Patience While Weighing Legal Options


Counted On: The Final Tally


Counted On: Record Voter Turnout Takes Toll On Registrars


Counted On: Ballot Curing to Make Every Vote Count

Voting underway in Hamilton County, Ohio
Carrie Cochran / NewsyPolitics

Backup Poll Workers Still Needed In Key States


Counted On: Behind The Scenes With A County Electoral Board

Scott DannenfelserPolitics

Counted On: Rule Changes, High Demand, Virus Press Election Officials

Data shows incomplete witness information for North Carolina ballots
Lauren Knapp / NewsyPolitics

Witness Requirement Keeps Votes From Being Counted In Battleground NC

Josh MillerSports

Driving For Dollars In The Pandemic

Minneapolis police officer

Minnesotans Call For Increased Oversight Of Police Training Goals

A worker at Kimmie Candy.
Timothy LenardSci/Health

Small Banks Make Outsized Impact In PPP Applications

Kelli Cappelier
Kelli CappelierSci/Health

Giving Birth During A Pandemic: 'We're Not Meant To Labor Alone'

Maryland Stylist
Lauren KnappBusiness

Stylist Says She Is Essential As Salons Begin To Reopen

Prenatal Visit
Lauren KnappSci/Health

Maternal Health Advocates Welcome Virtual Care

Lady Clipper Barbershop, Washington, DC.
Lauren KnappSci/Health

Minority-Owned Businesses Hope For Relief In $484 Billion Aid Package

Closed sign

Community Banks Played Crucial Role In First Round Of PPP Funding

Laboratory technicians test patient samples for COVID-19.
Brian Inganga / APSci/Health

African Nations Race To Set Up Labs for Coronavirus Testing

National Guard members move boxes of supplies
Maryland Air National Guard photo / Master Sgt. Christopher SchepersSci/Health

Experts Flagged Supply Shortages In National Stockpile For Years

Rick Groger putting packets of food with oranges, milk and sandwichs on a table
Carrie CochranSci/Health

Students In Need Get Meals Delivered