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.
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
Sharon Dexheimer, licensed clinical social worker at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 on Monday, March 9, to talk about the importance of a cancer patient’s mental well-being during treatment.
Dusty Drager and Steve Breiter from Celebrate Me Week Camp at Camp Patterson joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 on Friday to talk about the history of CMW, some upcoming fundraisers that they will be hosting and registration information for this year’s camp.
North Mankato Police Chief Ross Gullickson joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 on Monday to elaborate on that statistic, as well as to discuss a new opportunity for local students who may be interested in a career in criminal justice.
Lauren Andrego is joined by two local census experts on KEYC News Now at 6:30 to learn more about what the census is and why your participation is so important to several groups and organizations in our community.
Sen. Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake) joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 to discuss one of several bills that senators and representatives are working on that will address an area of need during the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session, which is scheduled to being on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Dr. Amelia Pridemore, an assistant professor of Political Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato, joined KEYC News Now at 6:30 with Lauren Andrego to explain how President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings were different than past impeachment proceedings.