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

  Minnesota home to more than 60 holiday light shows; many open this week

  Minnesota unveils app that tracks COVID-19 exposure

  Adversity led her to aviation — now, Mankato pilot brings opportunity to others

  As presidential race drags on, local rallies call for fair election

  Minnesota voters show up in record numbers

  Biden, Trump make final push to win Minnesota on Election Day

  US Secretary of Labor tours Le Center business

  High school mock elections promote civic engagement

  One week out, both parties campaigning hard in Minnesota

  Officer Arik Matson returns to Waseca, recovering from shooting

  Mayo Clinic Health System issues guidance for a safe Halloween

  Halloween costumes, decorations in high demand despite pandemic

  Hagedorn denies report his campaign used rent-free office

  Minnesota girl raises money for Toys for Tots with her art

  Health officials offer free COVID-19 testing in Fairmont

  Neighbor of MCHS-Mankato uses lawn to thank nurses

  FACT CHECK: Feehan was paid for work at nonprofits from 2017-2019

  Meet the Candidate: Dan Feehan

  Meet the Candidate: Rep. Jim Hagedorn

  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