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

  Pick of the Litter - Penny

  Some farmers still struggling to plant

  Summer reading programs begin

  MSHSL softball tournament brings thousands to Caswell Park

  Pick of the Litter - Milky Way

  Hometown Business Connection: Bella Nova Boutique

  One year later, search continues for Wendy Khan

Healthy Kids Day promotes fitness, nutrition in Mankato

  Cold, wet spring causing ash trees to shed

Minnesota’s largest city-owned park

  Grant Gifts Books to Area Fourth Graders

  MN River Congress Pushes For Water Storage Incentives