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
Andrew McCabe
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Acting FBI Head Gets More Comey, Russia Questions — At Budget Hearing

Police cars outside the airport
WXYZU.S.

FBI Investigating Flint Airport Stabbing As Act of Terrorism

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un
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Warmbier Death Pushes Potential Trump-Kim Meeting 'Further Away'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Unseen No Longer: Senate Health Care Bill To Be Unveiled Thursday

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
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Democrats Hold Senate Floor To Protest GOP Health Care Efforts

Crime scene tape surrounds a baseball field
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New Details Released In Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Bill Cosby
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Judge Declares Mistrial In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Rep. Thomas Massie speaks with reporters.
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After Shooting, Congressman Introduces Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

President Donald Trump speaks in Miami.
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Trump Says He's 'Canceling' Obama's Cuba Policy

President Donald Trump and Cuban President Raul Castro
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Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

CNN logo and FBI logo over the lawsuit filed.
CNN/FBI/U.S. District Court for the District of ColumbiaU.S.

CNN Sues FBI For Release Of Comey Memos

The scene of the baseball field shooting and Rep. Steve Scalise.
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Lawmakers At Shooting Say Scalise's Security Prevented A 'Massacre'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate intelligence committee.
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Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey.
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Jeff Sessions Didn't Exactly Give James Comey A Performance Review

President Donald Trump and the text of the bill.
The White House / Rep. Mike QuigleyTech

COVFEFE Act Could Prevent President Trump From Deleting His Tweets

Sen. Claire McCaskill
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Democratic Senator Calls Out GOP For Fast-Tracking Health Care Bill

Fired FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump.
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Trump '100 Percent' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions

Rep. Trey Gowdy
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Meet The GOP Choice To Replace Chaffetz As House Oversight Chair

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Korean Central TelevisionWorld

North Korea Picked An Interesting Time To Launch More Missiles

President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey.
The White House / U.S. Senate Select Intelligence CommitteePolitics

Who Lied? Comey, Trump Team Accuse Each Other

A Canadian fighter jet flies over water.
U.S. NavyWorld

Canada Plans To Boost Military Spending, Pleasing Trump Administration

James Comey and Donald Trump
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Comey: Trump Asked How FBI Could 'Lift The Cloud' Of Russia Probe

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies.
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DeVos Won't Commit To Banning LGBTQ Discrimination At Private Schools

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Leaked NSA Docs Accuse Russia Of Trying To Hack A Voting Software Firm

James Comey and Donald Trump side by side.
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President Trump Won't Try To Stop James Comey's Senate Testimony

President Donald Trump
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Trump's Travel Ban Tweets Could Come Back To Bite Him In Court

Vladimir Putin sits at a table and looks to his left.
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Putin Compares Claims Of US Election Interference To Anti-Semitism

President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Rose Garden.
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Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? White House Won't Say

Dakota Access Pipeline
Tony Webster / CC BY SA 2.0U.S.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Is Up And Running

President Trump stands at a lectern in the Rose Garden.
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World Reacts To Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Climate Agreement