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.”
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