Lauren McLendon recently spent her last semester of undergrad as an Investigative Intern with USA TODAY. She assisted the Investigative and Database teams as they reported stories of national interests. She enjoyed the chance to delve into data and government documents that were used for stories and interactive graphics for print, Web and mobile products.
She is also a Web Content Editor with CBSDC.com and an Associate Journalist with All-News 99.1 WNEW, CBS Radio. Before joining WNEW, she interned at 106.7 The Fan, also a CBS Radio station in Washington, D.C. She is finishing up her last semester at University of Maryland, College Park, double majoring in Journalism and Government & Politics.
Lauren began her journalism career writing for The Montgomery Sentinel, The Prince George’s Sentinel, and a handful of other publications throughout the Washington Metro area.
She aspires to write for a major news organization in Washington, D.C., New York or Los Angeles, covering national politics.
During her free time, Lauren enjoys photography, brushing up on her Spanish, exploring restaurants around the D.C. area, and following stories on various news sites.
Lauren is a native of Los Angeles, CA.