Lauren joined the WGN News team in April 2016 as the station’s first female sports anchor and reporter. She came to WGN News from the NFL Green Bay Packers, where she was a co-host of a weekly 30 minute pre-game show with Packers Hall of Famer Larry McCarren. In addition to the pre-game show, Magiera produced weekly feature stories, hosted home games as the field reporter, and created online content for Packers.com.
Prior to her time with the Green Bay Packers, Lauren worked for
several stations in a sports capacity. In 2008, Lauren joined ABC Alaska
KIMO/FOX as the station’s sports director. After nearly 2 years with
ABC, Lauren joined NBC Alaska KTUU as a sports reporter. In 2012, Lauren
made her way back to the Midwest, taking the job as sports
director-producer-reporter at ABC Wausau WAOW-TV in Wisconsin before
eventually making her way to Green Bay.
A college gymnast, Lauren graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Communications on a full ride gymnastics scholarship. As one of Chicago’s Very Own, Lauren grew up in the Northwest suburbs and is a graduate of Barrington High School.