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 (MN), Communication and Journalism, 2018

Recent Articles by Lauren

  Hwy. 14 expansion aims to save lives, aid growing local economies

  LEEP resumes outdoor activities

  Mankato Public Safety investigates man found dead in Apartment

  Cost of COVID-19: Why some who receive assessment are getting billed

  Highway 14 expansion to benefit area economy, Hagedorn says

  Trump, Biden campaigns targeting rural Minnesota voters

  Kanye West qualifies for Iowa’s presidential ballot

  United Way kicks off 2021 campaign

  Free COVID-19 testing Sept. 2 and 3 in Mankato

  Voting by mail? You have options

  Good Samaritan recalls pulling driver from vehicle engulfed in flames

  Woman injured after car catches fire

  Best bro, best friend, best man: Minnesota brothers’ sweet moment goes viral

  MAPS confirms hybrid-for-all model to start school year

  USPS Postmaster to testify Friday as Congress considers relief funding

  Trump becomes first president to visit Mankato in 16 years

  Meat-a-palooza brings farmers, producers, consumers together

  More cleaning, fewer students on Mankato buses this fall

  What you need to know before heading to the polls Tuesday

  Ag students feed community with help of greenhouse

  Health department urging parents to keep children up-to-date on immunizations

  What back to school might look like in each district

  First day of school will look different for each district

  Local school districts preparing for fall learning - both in-person and online

  Matson shooter pleads guilty to 2 attempted murder charges

  USDA approves hemp production plan as industry booms statewide

  USDA approves Minnesota’s hemp production plan

  Neighborhood raises money for boy whose bike was stolen

Mankato’s NAACP chapter giving away free masks to those in need

  Mankato’s mask mandate: What are the consequences?