Lauren Brill


Lauren Brill

Birthplace: Suffern, New York

Education: Columbia University

Current Position/Job Duties: Multimedia Journalist - Sports Reporter and Anchor

Previous Work Experience: Sports Anchor/Reporter for WIVB in Buffalo. Sports reporter and color analyst for MSG Varsity, feature writer for

Joined News 5: August 2015

Most Memorable Stories: I once went to a maximum-security prison to interview inmates and missionaries. The missionaries travel to prisons to play sports against inmates. Following the game, they deliver their religious messages right on the field or court. Sports serve as a tool to break down any social barriers. I interviewed two men in jail for murder. It was a very eye-opening experience.

Awards/Honors: Nominated for six New York State Emmys / AP Award for best sports coverage.

News Philosophy: Reporting is about listening first and speaking second.

Role Model: My brother. He has an unparalleled work ethic. He’s displayed an ability to think with logic and clarity in the most stressful moments. Only a few years older than me, he’s found a tremendous amount of success without ever compromising his character.

Favorite Sports Teams: Whatever teams I am covering. It is more fun to cover a winning team.

Favorite Music: Anything that you can dance to.

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Program: 30 for 30

Favorite Book: The Last Lecture

Favorite Food: Sushi

Pet: Toy Poodle named Wylie

My passion: Inspiring people to believe in themselves and chase their dreams.

Hobbies & Interests: Writing and working out.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The people

You're most likely to see me around town at: a sushi restaurant.

On the weekends I love to: I usually work weekends, but on my days off I usually am working out and spending time with friends.