Lauren Michelson

Sports Anchor

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Lauren joined the Channel 8 news team in May 2022.

She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, where she spent her free time cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals and watching her twin brother play high school football. 

She received her Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in radio and TV sports from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

At Mizzou, she worked at the NBC affiliate station, KOMU 8 News, for three years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter covering high school sports, all things Mizzou, Chiefs, Royals, Cardinals and Blues!

Lauren’s favorite part about being a sports journalist is making authentic connections within the community and telling the unique stories of their teams, athletes, coaches and fans.

“To me, sports are home, and I strive to embody that mindset of ‘home’ in every story I tell and interview I do.”

When Lauren isn’t telling stories or in the studio, you can find her spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Chiefs, staying active with yoga or the gym, reading, watching any reality TV and walking her rescue dog, Tito!

Lauren is excited to explore all that Lincoln has to offer and can’t wait to be immersed in Husker athletics. If you have a sports story or you want to connect with Lauren, be sure to follow her on Twitter or send her an email.