Lauren Talarico is an Anchor/Reporter for KHOU 11 News. She joined KHOU 11 News in July 2014.
Lauren is an award-winning journalist having earned an Associated Press award for excellence in education reporting. She was also awarded a Regional and National Murrow as part of KHOU 11's breaking news coverage. Lauren has been nominated for several Emmy awards.
During her time in Houston, she has covered everything from historic floods to the Houston Astros' World Series Championship.
Before moving to Houston, Lauren lived in Columbia, South Carolina, where she anchored a two-and-a-half-hour morning newscast at WLTX-TV. She also has several years of experience as a producer, photojournalist, and editor.
From her hometown of Clinton, New York, Lauren journeyed down south to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. There, she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and electronic media. After graduation, Lauren moved to London, where she worked as an associate producer for an Academy Award-winning film company. She made the switch to TV news in 2007.
Lauren is a children's author and had her first book published, Teatime with Tigers, in 2011.
Lauren’s favorite “job” so far is being a mother. She and her husband became parents to a baby girl in 2017 and a baby boy in 2020. She loves spending time with them, traveling, walking their 150lb dog, running, wine tasting, and checking out Houston's amazing food scene.