Lauren Wilson


Lauren Wilson

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, OH

Education: Bowling Green State University

Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter

Previous Work Experience: Producer and On-Air Host at WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN/NPR ideastream

Joined News 5: 2015

Most Memorable Stories: This is tough, because this community is so rich with great stories to tell. But I’d have to say the story I did on a musician Elec Simon who uses music as a way to teach kids about anti-bullying and self-love. He’s making a great impact.

Awards/Honors: 3-time Emmy Award winner and Gracie Award winner

News Philosophy: Everyone has a story

Role Model: Oprah

Favorite Sports Teams: Cleveland Teams, all day, every day!

Favorite Music: pretty much everything. There’s nothing I won’t listen to

Favorite Movie: It’s hard to choose. I like so many

Favorite Program: Scandal

Favorite Book: Crash the Chatterbox

Favorite Food: I love a good Brunch!

Pet: My bunny—Bun Bun

Hobbies & Interests: yoga, hiking, swimming, pretty much anything active and outdoors

You're most likely to see me around town at: The MetroParks or a local foodie spot

Hidden Talent: I can move my ears

Something most people don't know about me: I love to cook

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: the food scene

On the weekends I love to: go to brunch or eat at any of the many great local food spots Cleveland has to offer

Additional Info You Want People to Know about You: I love telling great stories, so please don’t hold back when you meet me!