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
Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci
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After Spicer Resigns, White House Tries To Downplay Reports Of Tension

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Sessions Doesn't Plan To Step Down After Trump Criticism

Chester Bennington performs
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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort
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Senate Panels Scheduled To Hear From Kushner, Trump Jr. And Manafort

Donald Trump and Republican senators
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Trump To Senate GOP: Don't Leave Town Until Health Care Is Figured Out

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate GOP's Latest Health Care Effort Dies In Less Than 15 Hours

Jon Huntsman
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President Trump Taps Jon Huntsman For Russia Ambassadorship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn
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Newest Senate Health Care Bill Stalls

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
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Homeland Security Makes 15,000 More H-2B Work Visas Available

Jared Kushner and Nancy Pelosi
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Democrats Call To Strip Jared Kushner Of Security Clearance

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
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Speaker Paul Ryan Plans To 'Modernize' House Dress Code

President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron
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Controversy Over Son's Meeting Follows President Trump To Paris

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump
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Trumps Travel To Paris To Celebrate Bastille Day

Christopher Wray
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Trump's Pick To Lead FBI Tells Congress He'll Be Independent Of Trump

Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
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D.C. Reacts To Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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The Revised Senate Health Care Bill Has A Release Date

Sen. Mark Warner and Donald Trump Jr.
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Sen. Warner Wants Trump Jr.'s Account Of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

President Donald Trump and Chelsea Clinton
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Trump: Clintons Wouldn't Be Criticized If Chelsea Filled In At G-20

President Donald Trump
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Trump Criticized For Skipping Traditional Warsaw Ghetto Monument Visit

Hobby Lobby, cuneiform tablet and clay bullae.
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Hobby Lobby To Pay $3M Fine And Forfeit Artifacts In Smuggling Case

Charlie Gard
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Hospital Offers To Take In Charlie Gard, But It's Not That Simple

Jamie Horowitz
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Fox Sports Executive Fired Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

President Donald Trump, Charlie Gard and Pope Francis
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Why An Infant Has Gotten The Attention Of President Trump And The Pope

Donald Trump and staff in the Oval Office.
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Here's How Much Trump's White House Aides Are Getting Paid

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Donald Trump
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'Morning Joe' Hosts Respond To Trump Tweets With Blackmail Allegation

Greta Van Susteren
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MSNBC Parts Ways With Greta Van Susteren, Leaving Her 'So Stunned'

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
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US Treasury Announces New Steps To Stem Flow Of Money To North Korea

Sens. Mark Warner and Richard Burr
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Senate Intel Committee Says It'll See Comey Memos

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
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Fox News Has A New Contributor: Soon-To-Be Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz

John McEnroe and Serena Williams
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John McEn-No: Tennis Star Stands By Serena Williams Slight