Lauren is an editorial leader, content strategist and team manager with experience working across multimedia platforms.
She’s currently at Amazon Music as senior audio content manager — leading DJ Mode editorial. She previously worked as director – editor in chief, lead content strategist at Merck. She joined HuffPost as entertainment editorial director in 2016 and later worked on strategy and innovation across all of HuffPost. Lauren was also a contributing host at Yahoo! Build Series, interviewing music artists, actors and other talent.
Prior to HuffPost, she spent five years at CBSNews.com, serving as entertainment managing editor. Before joining CBS, Lauren worked for Reuters and ABCNews.com. She also reported for BRIC: Brooklyn Independent Television and was associate editor of the trade publication and website, Inside Radio.
While covering music and entertainment news for United Stations Media Networks, Lauren interviewed hundreds of celebrities and developed and voiced her own nationally-syndicated entertainment audio reports, which she continues to do today. Lauren also helped launch indie start-up Porcupine Media and BlogFreshRadio.com. She spent two years as a celebrity talent booker at Premiere Networks and seven as a weekend on-air radio personality on Long Island’s WBAB-FM.
As a pop culture expert Lauren has appeared on various news outlets and shows, including CNN, PBS, “Inside Edition,” “Entertainment Tonight,” MTV, CBS and others.
Lauren graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English and American Politics. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, as well as a master’s in media management at The New School.
Lauren is currently a part-time assistant professor at The New School, where she teaches Media Ethics and Media Management and Leadership. She’s currently a co-communications chair at Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) and previously served on the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together NYC and as an advisor to Media x Women.