Lauren Steinbrecher

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Lauren Steinbrecher is an Emmy award-winning reporter and multi-media journalist who shoots, writes, and edits her own stories. Her goal is to capture the personalities of the people she interviews and allow the viewer to experience what those people are going through with compassion. It’s always Lauren’s hope that the people in her stories feel seen and heard, and they come away knowing their voice and experience matters.

Lauren grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where she dreamed of working in news from a young age while watching glamorous Seattle news teams on TV in the 90s. But news also runs in Lauren’s family; her grandmother was a radio show host, reporter, and photographer who passed down that passion for capturing important moments and making a difference in the community.

After graduating from the University of Washington, Lauren landed her first post-college job in Lafayette, Louisiana. And it was quite the adventure! From there, she moved to Montana for a reporter job at NBC Montana. She lived in Butte, then Bozeman, and eventually took on the main evening anchor role. Lauren absolutely loved her four years in Big Sky Country, with many memories of camping trips, exploring ghost towns and wilderness hot springs, and her beautiful mountain wedding.

Lauren has been reporting in Utah since 2015 and has been working at KSL since late 2021. Her stories have taken her all over Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming (which is why she always has a go-bag ready in the car!). Lauren won an Emmy for her work following the disappearances and horrific murders of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, and has received many Emmy nominations and awards from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as recognition from the National Press Photographers Association. Outside work, Lauren usually just hangs out with her husband and two rescue dogs, often planning their next international trip, camping trip, hike, or metal concert.

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