Lauren Ferrara

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Lauren joined the FOX21 team as the weekday evening anchor in October of 2013.

Lauren has made the rounds, working in Texas, Nevada, and Tennessee, as well as appearing on FOX News, CNN, and even the Colbert Report.

The native Houstonian got her start in Buddy Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, where she interviewed his muse, Peggy Sue. She also covered the death penalty case that shook this West Texas town, when a former U. S. Marine was tried and convicted of murdering a young woman. She followed the legal battle and eventual release of two men who spent a decade in prison after being wrongly convicted of murder.

Lauren moved on to the neon lights of Las Vegas, reporting for the FOX affiliate, where she was best known for antics like hopping on a live bull, donning showgirl headdresses, zip lining, and bungee jumping off the Stratosphere Hotel, all on live television.

She was introduced to the very dark side of Las Vegas, when she interviewed half a dozen sex trafficking victims, some who began working the streets at just thirteen years old. The story garnered Lauren an Emmy nomination for journalistic enterprise and also inspired her to shine a light on the brutality these victims encounter.

She continued her coverage of human trafficking at the ABC affiliate in Nashville Tennessee, where she was a reporter and weekend anchor. She also had the opportunity to interview country music superstars and cover red carpet events like the Country Music Association Awards.

Lauren graduated from Rice University with a double major in Psychology and Sport Management. She ran cross country and track for the Lady Owls and once held a high school state record in the 1600 meters. She’s still passionate about fitness and teaches barre classes (think ballet meets Pilates) in her spare time.

She is an avid traveler and has lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Waterford, Ireland.

Lauren has served as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and as a “lunch buddy” to underprivileged youth. She’s a member of the Junior League of Colorado Springs.

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