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Lauren Melendez

Lauren Melendez joined the WEEK/HOI News Team in August of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the Philly native loves cheering on her local sports teams even from the Midwest.  Lauren earned both her B.A in Communication & Rhetoric and her M.S in Broadcast & Digital Journalism from Syracuse University.  Lauren’s debut in the news world began at the nation’s capital. There, she served as the Washington. D.C  reporter, covering the congressional delegation for KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

In her spare time, Lauren loves finding tasty vegan recipes to try, working out and chatting with family on the phone.

If you have a story idea that you’d like to see come to life, you can reach Lauren at or

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