About Lauren Cohn
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Lauren Cohn has 26 years of experience in television news and Radio. Her career has taken her all over the country, including working in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. She has tackled just about every beat, including Politics, Business and Consumer, Health, Education and even Celebrity News. Whether in a studio or on the street reporting, Lauren is a professional and compassionate journalist who always puts the story first. She has received three Emmy nominations for best anchor and reporter in Philadelphia and Chicago. Lauren has also expanded her news base abroad, covering the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and taking part in a travel show in Bali, Indonesia. Lauren is involved in numerous charities and is dedicated to fighting the obesity epidemic.
Lauren began her career in her hometown, New York City. A Political Science major and Journalism minor at New York University, Lauren got her first job in TV in 1987 as an intern at WABC-TV in New York. As a researcher for ABC News, she was teamed with the political unit that worked on the 1988 presidential campaign.
After graduating from NYU, Lauren moved up to a Field Producer position at WPIX-TV in New York, where the stories she covered included the Tompkins Square Park Riots and Princess Diana’s trip to the Big Apple. She then got her first on-air break as a freelance reporter for WLIG-TV in Long Island and worked both jobs until she moved to Fresno, California in 1990 to work as a general assignment reporter for CBS affiliate KJEO-TV. Her stories included interviewing Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and a 48-hour Special on the raging wildfires at Yosemite.
Lauren made the jump from market 59 to market 13 in 1992, when she joined ABC affiliate WEWS-TV to launch Good Morning Cleveland. As an anchor and reporter Lauren had many assignments, which included reporting on how killer Mark Sotka was brought to justice.
In 1993 Lauren moved to Chicago to become the morning anchor and reporter at WLS-TV, ABC7. Four years later she moved over to CBS2 as the morning anchor and reporter and in 2000 joined the Fox Chicago Morning team to contribute medical and general assignment stories. In those ten years Lauren developed deep roots in the Chicago community. She interviewed just about everyone: from Presidents, to CEOs, to politicians, to celebrities. Whether flying with the Blue Angels or covering the tragedy of 9/11, Lauren excelled at spot-news coverage.
In 2004 she moved back to the East Coast to work at NBC10 in Philadelphia and fill in at MSNBC. Lauren anchored the weekend evening news in Philly, including the late news edition on WB17 produced by NBC10. She split her time between general assignment and Specials which included the ongoing High School Education series The Oxford Project and The Upper Darby Project. The series explored what it’s really like to be a teenager and profiled 10 H.S. Seniors who shared intimate parts of their lives. A highlight of Lauren’s career was her assignment to cover the 2004 Olympic games in Athens for NBC10. In 2007 she returned to her roots in Chicago to launch the Fox News 10 p.m. broadcast, known as The Ten. While she was doing this, Lauren was able to satisfy her passion for reporting by also working as Fox Chicago News’s consumer/business reporter. In September of 2010, Lauren returned to Philadelphia to anchor the 5/6 and 10pm weekday news at Fox 29. In January of 2013, Lauren once again returned to Chicago, to hosts radio at WLSAM890 weekdays from 9-11am. Currently Lauren is Co-host of WYCC PBS Chicago “In The Loop”, a weekly news/public affairs show.
In addition to her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Lauren studied abroad at the American Institute For Foreign Studies in Florence, Italy in 1986. Her experience around the U.S. and abroad and her interaction with people from all walks of life have been invaluable to her and have made Lauren the journalist she is today.