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

  Blue Earth County sees increase in young adults testing positive for COVID-19

  Mayo Clinic Health System to resume elective care, surgeries Monday

  DEED: 14% of Minnesota’s labor force unemployed

  Mankato pediatrician on talking to your kids about coronavirus, importance of social distancing

  MCHS confident in ability to serve, pens social distancing plea to Martin County residents

  GMG surveying employers, gathering resources for local business community

  BENCHS adjusts daily operations to account for COVID-19 virus

  College recruiting significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

  Mankato Area Public Schools offers students breakfast, lunch while school is closed

  Sen. Tina Smith explains Congress’ efforts against coronavirus

  Health professionals discuss important of cancer patient’s mental well-being during treatment

  Celebrate Me Week set to host gala; camp registration now open

  Blue Earth County Historical Society commemorates 19th Amendment, Women’s History Month

  A deeper dive into Minnesota’s Super Tuesday results

  Minnesota State prepares for WCHA Tournament games against Alaska Anchorage

  Mankato Clinic GI urges adults to stay up-to-date with colorectal cancer screenings

  North Mankato Police Chief shares new opportunity for students interested in criminal justice career

  Exercising while pregnant has many benefits, according to Mayo Clinic Health System professionals

  Local census experts discuss the census’ importance for communities

  Rep. Jim Hagedorn talks cancer, re-election in sit-down interview

  Previewing the boys’ hockey section tournament

  Dan Feehan shares campaign priorities in sit-down interview

  Sen. Frentz shares efforts, goals of Minn. Clean Energy and Climate Change Caucus

  Dentists reinforce importance of oral health during Pediatric Oral Health Month

  Wrestling Round-Up: Team section tournaments begin

  Area teams, organizations make use of Maverick All-Sports Dome

  Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data, US says

  New Ulm Police Chief explains how NUPD is preparing for potential flooding in spring

  Mayo Clinic Health System cardiologist provides tips to prevent heart complications

  Sen. Rich Draheim talks about what 2020 Minnesota Legislature is hoping to accomplish this session