Lauren Baker

Producer/ Traffic Reporter

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lauren.baker@wilx.com

Making her way from the Land of Lincoln, Lauren joined WILX in February of 2017

Making her way from the Land of Lincoln, Lauren joined WILX in February of 2017

Lauren received her Master Of Journalism degree at Northwestern University. There, she focused on broadcast journalism and had the opportunity to report both in Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. She has been aired on tv stations in Fargo, North Dakota, San Diego, California and published on online publications Medill Reports, Ebony Magazine and Military Times. While at Northwestern, Lauren reported on immigration, politics, fashion and affirmative action.

Lauren also received her bachelor or arts at Northern Illinois University where she focused on broadcast journalism and minored in communications. While receiving her undergraduate degree, she put her journalism skills to the test by reporting and anchoring for the university’s television station the “Northern Television Center”. She also interned with the local NPR station WNIJ Northern Public Radio, where she covered local news in DeKalb County.

Lauren is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. When Lauren is not out in the field or tracking traffic, she likes to spend her time hanging out with her friends and family and baking delicious goodies! She also likes be an advocate for women dealing with body and self esteem issues.

Send Lauren news tips or traffic and road issues to lauren.baker@wilx.com


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