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

Recent Articles by Lauren

  North Mankato police investigate attempted abduction

  Vacation bookings ramping up as more Minnesotans get vaccinated

  With canceled commencement, some MSU seniors feel lack of closure

  Mankato Symphony Orchestra prepares for first concert since start of pandemic

  Chauvin verdict: Local experts on jury’s decision, what comes next

  Mt. Olive Lutheran School principal spends the night on school’s roof

  Anthony Ford Fund makes $10,000 donation to North Mankato for rink improvement

  After years of financial struggle, 2020 profitable for Minnesota farmers

  Southern Minnesota represented in state semifinal basketball

  MSU rallies around Asian American community

  Local leaders optimistic about outdoor summer events

  One-on-one: Gov. Tim Walz on vaccines, schools and Minnesota’s summer outlook

  Vaccinations begin at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

  Armstrong City Council terminates clerk, hires interim mayor

  62 years after fire interrupts movie, Flame Theatre gives second-chance showing

  Salons at full capacity after year of shutdowns, restrictions

  With eased restrictions, restaurants find safe ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  383 MAPS students in quarantine, 29 active cases district wide

  Taste of spring, new CDC guidance bring sense of optimism to residents

  62 patients impacted by incorrectly mixed vaccine at Riverfront Hy-Vee

  New Ulm company engineered parts for NASA’s Mars rover

  Walz announces partnership with COVID-19 Community Coordinators

  Armstrong mayor resigns, city officials on unpaid leave

  Extreme weather conditions could delay vaccine shipments next week

  Mankato teen recovering from rare COVID-19 complication

  Pro driver teaches ice drifting on Madison Lake

  Armstrong police chief fourth city official arrested after multi-year investigation

  North Mankato couple celebrates 64th Valentine’s Day together after defeating COVID-19

  Relief grants lifeline for venues eager to welcome back crowds

  5 shot at Minnesota clinic; suspect said to be angry at care