Lauren Coleman Biography
Honors, awards, and recognition from other professionals are things that set apart a good journalist from the rest. Lauren Coleman can be classified as a professional journalist from the accolades that follow her. She is an award-winning journalist working for WFMY News 2 as a News anchor. Previously, she worked at FOX 13 Memphis, WBAM, and KARK 4. Coleman is an expert at storytelling, doing live interviews, and engaging with the audience on the ground.
Lauren Coleman Age and Relationship
Lauren is a Fort Bragg native born on 6th February 1992. She learned discipline and courage from her parents who served in the army. Lauren also has a big sister who acts as a guardian and role model. Working as an anchor is her current priority. Having a husband or being in marriage comes in second place. As of 2023, we can say that Lauren is single.
Career and Education
Lauren has always been a go-getter from a young age. Her pursuit for excellence was evident when she was a student at Potomac Senior High School. She later joined the University of Virginia where she did a double degree in English and in African American and African Studies. In 2014, she joined SI Newhouse School of public communication at Syracuse University for a master’s in Broadcast and Digital Journalism.
After doing her degree, Coleman got an internship opportunity at WUSA-TV where she wrote news articles and assisted in the production of several shows. She also interned at NBC29 and at WSYR.
Lauren got her first job as a multimedia journalist at NCC News. She was tasked with writing articles for NCC News Online, editing news packages, and shooting shows. She worked there for one year before joining KARK 4 as a reporter for just 3 months. In June 2015, she relocated to Washington DC to work as a bureau reporter for KNWA.
Lauren also served there for 3 months before joining WDAM as a reporter, anchor, and producer. She was tasked with creating content for Facebook, Twitter, and short videos to engage viewers. After 1 year, she traveled to Memphis, Tennesse to work for FOX 13 as an anchor and traffic reporter. She served there the longest before coming to her current position at News 2, Greensboro.
Her work has taken Lauren to different places in the United States and she has covered many different stories. Recently, she did about the American Heart Association’s discovery of a digital tool that helps to detect a stroke. Lauren also covered a report on black hair and how black women were pressured to wear straight and short hair. In the report, the journalist also added her experience about being pressured to fit in with the traditional appearance of a woman journalist.
Achievements and Salary
When she is not working, she is cooking at home or mentoring young girls. Her personality also makes her a perfect selection for emceeing at events. Serving the community as a journalist has earned Lauren a position among the top 40 under 40 most influential African Americans.
She has also been recognized by Tennessee Associated Press Broadcaster Media Editors and Associated Press Broadcasters. For close to ten years, Coleman has earned her way to becoming a respected journalist. Her annual salary could be $80,000 per year. She can be considered influential like Nicky Zizaza, Kendra Andrews, and Autumn Robertson.