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

  Audiologists urge all adults over 40 to get hearing checked

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule taking effect Tuesday

  St. Peter Food Shelf gives back to community with food drop

Xcel Energy denied petition to purchase Mankato power plant

  Family of Redwood Falls teen raising money for proper burial

  Mankato health care provider sets example, brings legal services to rural communities

  Indivisible St. Peter/Greater Mankato rally for affordable health care

  Feeding Our Communities Partners win $10,000 for food donations

  State suggests Minnesotans apply for REAL IDs now

  75,000 THC vaping cartridges seized in Anoka County

  Body camera footage from St. Paul Officer-involved shooting released

Body located in Redwood River believed to be missing teen

  Sept. 20 tornadoes: One year later, Granada still rebuilding

  Search continues for missing Redwood Falls teen; believed to be swept away

  Bethany Lutheran College opens podcast studio for students

  Gas line breaks at site of new Caribou Coffee in St. Peter

  Artist overjoyed that stolen van filled with artwork found

Search under way for missing boater on Minnesota River

  Vaping added to middle, high school health curriculum at Mankato Area Public Schools

Mankato Pride Parade renamed to honor Jessica Flatequal

  Loyola students welcomed back to school

  Cherry Street construction ahead of schedule

  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