Lauren Coleman is a multimedia journalist and anchor.


She currently works at WDAM News in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. As a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor, she has covered everything from the Mississippi Legislative session, the growing heroin epidemic, and the battle to reduce Mississippi food waste.


Lauren graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in August 2015 with a Master’s of Science in Broadcast & Digital Journalism.


During her capstone program, she had the opportunity to live in Washington, D.C. and work as a D.C. bureau reporter covering capital hill for KARK-TV in Little, Rock Arkansas and KNWA-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


She is a proud Wahoo! Lauren graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2014 with a double major in English and African American Studies.


While in college, Lauren was Media Outreach Intern at WUSA*9 News in Washington D.C. where she ghostwrote blogs for and wrote scripts for the station’s franchise Hero Central.  Lauren also interned at NBC29 WVIR in Charlottesville, VA where she edited packages and assisted reporters in the field.


Lauren believes video journalism has the power to educate, spread awareness, and create positive change. She hopes her jobs as a reporter and anchor will help her to be a part of that change.


Lauren grew up in an Army family and has lived in several states and overseas. She has lived in North Carolina, Kansas, Texas, Virginia, New York, and Germany. She calls Northern Virginia home, but is excited to travel around the world covering stories that will create positive change.


To see examples of Lauren’s work, click the video tab.