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.
You & Lu — Life, Style + Travel Blog — Los Angeles, CA
The Chalkboard Mag — Los Angeles, CA
Newsy — Columbia, MO/Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 2011-Feb. 2015)
BRIDES Live Wedding Series — Los Angeles, CA (March-June 2014)
KMIZ-TV/KQFX-TV — Columbia, Missouri (Dec. 2010-August 2012)
Sam & Cat; Nickelodeon – Filmed Jan/Feb 2014
Beneath; Revolver Pictures – Filmed May 2013
Best Morning Newscast, First Place (2012)
Best News Series, Honorable Mention (2012)
Best News Series, First Place (2011)
News Reporting, Gold Award (2011)