Facebook: facebook.com/Lauren Wilson WEWS
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, OH
Education: B.A. in Journalism & interpersonal communication from Bowling Green State University.
Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter
Previous Work Experience: 90.3 WCPN/WVIZ PBS ideastream; WTOL in Toledo, Ohio; E! Entertainment in Los Angeles, California; WBGU in Bowling Green, Ohio
Joined News 5: November 2015
Most Memorable Stories: It's hard to pick just one because I've loved so many of the stories I've been fortunate enough to tell. But if I had to pick one, I'd say it was the story I did about a local percussionists who travels around to schools in Ohio and uses music as bait to talk to kids about anti-bullying & self-respect. I went to one of his assemblies for the story and he literally the kids in tears because of how powerful his message was. It was so moving and inspiring, that I knew I'd never forget it, and so far I was right!
Role Model: My grandma
Favorite Music: Everything! I don't think there's anything I won't listen to at least once, from pop to hip hop, country to gospel, it all speaks to me at different times.
Favorite Book: Produced By Faith & The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Favorite Foods: Oh my gosh, I'm such a foodie. Ice cream for sure & really anything sweet! And of course I love my mom's cooking!
Family: My mom & dad, a sister and two brothers and of course the dog (Daisy).
Hobbies & Interests: Dance, Yoga, Writing Poetry, Walking/Hiking in nature, swimming
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The MetroParks are just great, and the growing food scene.
You're most likely to see me around town: Hiking the MetroParks, or enjoying a date night with my amazing husband!
Awards/Honors: Three Emmy Awards for various productions I've produced and hosted on air, 2013 Gracie Award for on-air talent for the series I created called 'Beyond the Dish,' 2013 National Headliner Award for best health television special, and 3 communicator awards.
Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes (of course)!
My passion: Helping people process the difficult things in life and encouraging them to live out life to their full potential.
On the weekends I love to: Hang out with my husband, close friends and get some rest from the hustle and bustle of the week.