Lauren Andrego

Lauren Andrego

Anchor | Multimedia Journalist | Producer

Lauren Andrego started at KEYC in June 2018 and is excited to report in her hometown! She grew up in Eagle Lake and graduated from Mankato East High School in 2014. She studied Communication and Journalism at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and graduated in 2018. While in college, she interned with KARE 11 and Twin Cities Live at KSTP.

• Hometown?

Eagle Lake, MN

• What’s your favorite part of your job?

Meeting new people each day and the thrill of delivering a live newscast.

• What got you interested in news?

I became interested in news at a young age, and accredit my aspirations to watching Good Morning America every single day while eating cereal before heading off to Eagle Lake Elementary.

• What person did you most admire?

My mom, Debbie -- the funniest, most creative and hardest-working person I know.

• What is your favorite book?

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

• What is one thing you could not live without?


• What are your hobbies?

Traveling, karaoke and seeing musicals.

• What is your motto for life?

“If you’re not doing what you love, you’re wasting your time.”


  • University of St. Thomas

Recent Articles by Lauren

  62 patients impacted by incorrectly mixed vaccine at Riverfront Hy-Vee

  New Ulm company engineered parts for NASA’s Mars rover

  Walz announces partnership with COVID-19 Community Coordinators

  Armstrong mayor resigns, city officials on unpaid leave

  Extreme weather conditions could delay vaccine shipments next week

  Mankato teen recovering from rare COVID-19 complication

  Pro driver teaches ice drifting on Madison Lake

  Armstrong police chief fourth city official arrested after multi-year investigation

  North Mankato couple celebrates 64th Valentine’s Day together after defeating COVID-19

  Relief grants lifeline for venues eager to welcome back crowds

  5 shot at Minnesota clinic; suspect said to be angry at care

  ‘Which shot is best?’: Mayo doctor explains vaccine efficacies

  Vax-a-nation: Le Sueur County builds vaccine awareness with music

  Second week of vaccine pilot program running ‘much smoother’

  Marian Anderson, world-renowned southern Minnesota artist, passes away at 84

  Ready to go: Southern Minnesota counties just waiting on more vaccines

  MAPS prepares to implement Due North Education Plan

  Local COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe cases receive antibody transfusion treatment

  Vaccine pilot program set up to train counties for mass vaccinations

  ‘A Divine Intervention’: Waseca woman finds kidney donor locally after 7 years on dialysis

  Matson joins lawmakers introducing bill that increases penalties for attempted murder of police

  City council approves downtown road construction needed to build drive-thru-only Dunkin’

  Through shutdowns and restrictions, local restaurants get creative

  As COVID-19 spread trends downward, Walz loosens some restrictions

  COVID-19 vaccine shipments slowly but steadily arriving in south central Minnesota

  Community lends a hand as Vernon Center Market staff begins picking up the pieces

  Early morning fire destroys Vernon Center meat market, staple to the community

  Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato begins vaccinating healthcare workers

  Mankato musicians form Coffee Hag Choir to perform ‘Let it Be’

  1918: Spanish flu and the mark it left on southern Minnesota