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
A beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsySci/Health

Newsy Investigates: Erosion Is Turning Dream Homes Into Nightmares

A woman looks over paperwork.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsyPolitics

Newsy Investigates: Surge Of Rejected Ballots In Texas

Cash, debit cards and guns seized in an unemployment insurance fraud investigation.
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector GeneralSci/Health

Newsy Investigates: The Slow Hunt For Stolen Unemployment Aid

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky

The Model City: How Police Reform Failed In Breonna Taylor's Hometown

Air passenger in front of plane

Newsy Investigates: Unruly Air Passengers Avoiding Sky-High Fines

Matthew Heimbach voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, FileU.S.

Extremist Heimbach To Relaunch Hate Group, Says He Supports Violence

A worker at a shop in California

New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Focus On Health Care

The suspect in a terror plot is named by an extremist fascist group as a leader
Kerr County Jail Records, Injekt Division Telegram ChannelU.S.

TX Sheriff: FBI Takes Over Case In Alleged Wal-Mart Mass Shooting Plot

CBP officers stand
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S.

Bad Cops Off Radar As Federal Agencies Don't Report Fired Officers

Former Virginia State Police Trooper Charles Hewitt
twitter / @JoshuaErlichU.S.

Police Misconduct Unreported, Unnoticed in National Registry


Minnesota Police Oversight Board Sees Reforms But Lacks Transparency

A performance at Oklahoma City's Tower Theatre
Courtesy: Tower Theatre, Oklahoma CitySci/Health

Curtain Yet To Rise On Relief Program For Shuttered Stages

A job center in California.

Is There Really $1 Trillion In Unspent COVID Aid? Not Quite

A meeting of Generation Identity members
Generation Identity YouTubeU.S.

The Viral Global Movement Giving U.S. White Nationalists A Boost

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