Lauren Andrego

Lauren Andrego

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

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

  Salvation Army in need of holiday bell ringers

  Business makeover show tours Waseca before narrowing down top five finalists

Shopping small supports community, economic growth

  More than 1,000 items donated at Toys for Tots Stuff-A-Bus toy drive

  Crews prepare for inflation of Maverick All-Sports Dome

  Girls on the Run hosts charity craft sale

Fairmont Police investigating counterfeit bills

  ‘Don’t be afraid to step in:’ Parent warns of strangers asking teens for personal information

  Hunters get ready for Deer Firearms Opener with Orange Friday at Fleet Farm

City of Lake Crystal to present Strategic Economic Development Plan

  Discussing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Advanced Pain Management

  First tenants move into Eide Bailly Center

  Wine Cafe owners sell after 16 years

  Community raising funeral funds for 15-year-old victim of Waseca car crash

  Flu vaccine will not give you the flu, doctors say

  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