Lauren Andrego

Lauren Andrego

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Mankato, MN

Lauren Andrego started at KEYC News 12 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?

Lauren’s favorite part of reporting is meeting new people each day.

-- What got you interested in news?

Lauren became interested in news at a young age, and accredits her 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?

The person that Lauren admires the most is her mom, Debbie -- the funniest, most creative and hardest-working person she knows.

What is your favorite book?

Her favorite book is Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

What is one thing you could not live without?

Lauren could not live without spaghetti.

What is your hobbies?

She enjoys traveling 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 (MN), Communication and Journalism, 2018

Recent Articles by Lauren

  Bethany Lutheran College finishing up turf field

  Organization uses horses as alternative therapy

  Getting your kids back on school sleep schedules

  Planned Parenthood rejects abortion “gag order,” exits Title X program

  Sleepy Eye Food Shelf gets new home

  Minnesota man sentenced to 3 years in prison for role in wife’s ‘death party'

  Bride with a brain tumor makes “phenomenal” recovery

  Support local veterans on National Root Beer Float Day

  15 percent of Le Sueur County residents don’t have access to internet

  It’s National Farmers’ Market Week!

  Council to consider annexing land for potential motorsports park

  Hastings dances out of chemotherapy

  Tornado confirmed near Silver Lake

  ‘Slow Poke Law’ begins August 1

  David Todd named Albert Lea city manager

  True Transit offering free rides to county fairs

  Council tours Judson Bottom Road after rockslides

  Burger King fixing its potholes

  Acetone causes apartment fire on Warren Street

  Twin Rivers Council for the Arts relocating to the Hubbard Building

  Local photographer turns potholes into art

  How to go hands-free at the wheel

  The Refinery opens Mankato store

  Several injured after Arlington Raceway walkway collapses

  Slow no wake restriction ordered on 10 area lakes

  LEEP Legends recreate famous ‘Sandlot’ scene to promote upcoming game

  Businesses seeking alternative after compost site closes

  North Mankato offers new affordable transportation option

  MSH patients, staff perform at Gluekstock

  High schoolers tackle climate change from scientific, Christian perspectives