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MEET LAUREN

Lauren Gores Ireland is an award-winning broadcaster and lifestyle blogger behind You & Lu. With a keen eye for style and a knack for making the ordinary ‘pop’, Lauren shows us how to create a stylish lifestyle with ease and accessibility. From party planning, to practical workouts and approachable style ideas, the lyst puts a little luxury into everyday living.

Through sharing her personal journey, Lauren also pushes her readers to create a life of purpose and passion, while shedding self-doubt. She aims to inspire readers to love fully, to forgive often and to begin whatever it is they dream of starting.

Lauren combines her experience in both writing and broadcasting to reach her audience. Her work can be seen across several lifestyle outlets, including AOL, Harper’s Bazaar, BRIDES, and The Chalkboard Mag, where she’s a regular contributor.

As a creative enthusiast, Lauren launched her lifestyle site while working for online video service, Newsy. There, she anchored everything from tech and lifestyle pieces, to news and entertainment. Lauren also hosted an episodic series for BRIDES magazine, where she led couples vying for a million dollar wedding.

Lauren launched her career in Columbia, Missouri as the morning news anchor for KMIZ/KQFX. Lauren co-produced the two-hour show and led the station to receive top ratings within the market. Under Lauren’s helm, the show earned a “Best Newscast” award from the Missouri Broadcasters Association. She also earned first place awards for her investigative reports and breaking news coverage.

Lauren is a Michigan native and graduate of Indiana University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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RESUME

Highlights

LIFESTYLE PROJECTS

You & Lu — Life, Style + Travel Blog — Los Angeles, CA

Writer/Creator/Managing Editor

The Chalkboard Mag — Los Angeles, CA

Monthly Mind/Body Wellness Contributor

 

PROFESSIONAL BROADCAST EXPERIENCE

Newsy —  Columbia, MO/Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 2011-Feb. 2015)

Anchor/Producer

BRIDES Live Wedding Series — Los Angeles, CA (March-June 2014)

Host

KMIZ-TV/KQFX-TV — Columbia, Missouri (Dec. 2010-August 2012)

Morning Anchor

TELEVISION/FILM ACTING ROLES

Sam & Cat; Nickelodeon – Filmed Jan/Feb 2014

Role: News Reporter; recurring part

Beneath; Revolver Pictures – Filmed May 2013

Role: News Reporter; Independent part 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS AND PRESS

AfterBuzz TV
Harper’s Bazaar
The Chalkboard Mag
C Magazine
Simply Stylist
 

AWARDS

Best Morning Newscast, First Place (2012)

News Anchor, Missouri Broadcasters Association

Best News Series, Honorable Mention (2012)

Investigative Reporter, Missouri Broadcasters Association

Best News Series, First Place (2011)

Investigative Reporter, Missouri Broadcasters Association

News Reporting, Gold Award (2011)

Investigative Reporter, Society of Professional Journalists, Kansas City

 

WRITING PROJECTS

You & Lu & The Chalkboard Mag

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