In a remarkable demonstration of her skills, Lauren Coleman assumes the role of the interviewer in the thought-provoking film “Interview With A King,” drawing upon her extensive experience as a seasoned newscaster and her lifelong admiration for Dr. King. Her ability to authentically capture the essence of a professional journalist engaging with Dr. King, from tone to cadence and nuanced interactions, adds a layer of realism and depth to the interview, immersing viewers in a truly captivating experience.
Lauren Coleman, an esteemed journalist with numerous accolades, became a valued member of the WFMY News 2 Team in Greensboro, NC in March 2021, bringing her expertise as an anchor and multiskilled journalist to the network.
Currently, Lauren anchors the Four 2 Five and WFMY News 2 at 5 p.m., ensuring viewers stay informed and engaged during these key time slots.
Before joining the Triad, Lauren honed her skills at FOX13 Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. During her time there, she took on various roles, including serving as the anchor for the 4:30 a.m. and midday news. Additionally, she delivered timely traffic reports every 10 minutes on FOX13’s Good Morning Memphis. Lauren’s versatility and dedication were evident as she led the station’s Family Focus Franchise, showcasing uplifting stories of inspiring individuals and organizations in the Mid-South.
Prior to her involvement with the morning team, Lauren served as a nightside reporter, consistently delivering informative and compelling news stories.
Before her time in Memphis, Lauren worked as a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her commitment to journalistic excellence and storytelling flourished during this period.
Lauren’s passion for journalism was cultivated at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Broadcast & Digital Journalism in August 2015. During her graduate studies, she seized the opportunity to work as a D.C. bureau reporter, covering Capitol Hill for KARK-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas, and KNWA-TV in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
In May 2014, Lauren proudly graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in English and African American Studies. Her time at the university provided her with a strong foundation for her future endeavors.
An active and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists, Lauren believes in the transformative power of video journalism. She understands its capacity to educate, raise awareness, and effect positive change. In her role as an anchor and multiskilled journalist, Lauren aspires to contribute to that change and make a meaningful impact.
Having grown up in an Army family, with experience living in various states and overseas, Lauren was born in Fort Bragg. She is thrilled to be back in her birth state of North Carolina and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to report on stories in the Triad region.
When not immersed in her work, Lauren finds joy in volunteering, cooking, hiking, and indulging in all things theater. These personal interests provide her with a well-rounded perspective and inspire her storytelling abilities.