After reporting in both Eastern Idaho and Utah, Lauren is excited to be a Gem State resident again, and close to family. Lauren grew up in Salt Lake City, and graduated in journalism from the University of Utah. A lover of people and their lives, her passion for the job stems from her belief that “everyone has a story to tell,” and her desire to help share those stories with the world.
Before reporting, Lauren’s work took her from traveling full-time with the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to the social office of the White House. She studied abroad in Israel and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cleveland.
In 2013, she married her best friend and the two enjoyed a year in Boston before coming to Boise. While in Massachusetts, she enjoyed taking journalism classes at Harvard and eating as much lobster as she possibly could. When she isn’t telling stories, or eating delicious food, Lauren loves to travel—so far, all fifty states and 18 countries down.
She would love to hear your story ideas ---please send them her way at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter @laurenruthie.