Lauren Clark

I set my sights on Cox Media Group long before I was hired in January of 2014. As a Miami Valley native, I grew up watching WHIO, and I hoped that one day I would work there. I am now an all-media journalist producing content for WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News, News 95.7, and our digital outlets. I’ve lived in both North and South Dayton at different points in my life, but still feel that I have so much to learn about the area. I’ll never forget playing in the waterpark at Centennial Park in Englewood and then going across the street for custard at JD’s, or drinking hot chocolate and sledding at Stubbs’ in Centerville!  I also spent four very memorable years at Chaminade Julienne High School, where I played tennis. When my high school years were up, I decided to use my college experience to get to know another part of the country. That’s how I ended up an hour from Boston, where I suffered through Nor’easters and learned how to drop my R’s. I fell in love with the word “wicked,” the incredible fall foliage, and cheap seafood year-round, but part of me always missed home! In 2014, I graduated magna cum laude from Saint Anselm College with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in communication and a politics minor. One of the most unique characteristics of my small liberal arts college, located in Manchester, New Hampshire, is that is hosts the first presidential primary and debate during every election cycle. I covered the 2012 New Hampshire primary with CBS Radio and have also had the opportunity to interview presidential candidates, political and economic analysts, and other public figures for my collegiate newspaper, the Crier.  These experiences, along with several summer internships, solidified my passion for journalism. Now, I could not be happier to be working for the newspaper and TV station I grew up on! It’s great to be home. Q & A Where were you born?Dayton, OH Where did you grow up?Dayton, OH What was your favorite TV show then?Arthur on PBS What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?I wanted to be a dolphin trainer after my parents took me to SeaWorld. How might someone have described you in high school?I was hard-working, goofy in a good way, and friendly with everyone in high school. For the most part, I was a good kid… but I was also notoriously late to everything. What was your first job? Lifeguard What was your first job in television? This is it! I am incredibly fortunate (I cannot stress that enough!) to work for the #1 CBS affiliate in the nation right out of college. What do you like about your job? Certain news stories can act as a catalyst for real, positive change within a community. I’m looking forward to making a difference, whether big or small, in my hometown. What do you not like about your job? Deadlines! As an AMJ, I’m turning stories for WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News, News 95.7, and our digital sites on a daily basis. To do so much within a relatively small time frame can cause an adrenaline rush, but it’s also very stressful! What might people be surprised to know about you? I used to be a competitive fencer… What is the hardest thing you ever did? I lost my dad during my senior year of high school. Moving forward without him, even now, is a tremendous challenge. What would be a perfect day for you? My “perfect day” would be spent exploring a new place with the people I love. What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Take full advantage of internships. They are so much more than a way to get college credit! When done right, they should equip you with tools no classroom can provide. My fourth and final internship in college was with WHIO-TV and, less than a year later, I was employed. Favorites Favorite book: Harry Potter series Favorite CBS show: How I Met Your Mother Favorite food: Ice cream Favorite hobby: Traveling, eating and writing! Favorite Miami Valley place: I love having dinner in the Oregon District or at the Greene, hitting up the 2nd street market on Saturdays, going to plays at the Schuster Center, and hiking in John Bryan State Park. Favorite movie: Bridesmaids Favorite music: Anything by Queen Bey Favorite travel destination: I nannied in Italy for a summer when I was 19 years old. Since then, I’ve had a special spot in my heart for the country.

Latest from Lauren Clark

Iconic 158-year-old Oregon District church to close this Sunday
 It survived Dayton’s great flood of 1913 and more than one arsonist’s flame, but declining membership and resources were just too much for a 158-year-old church at the edge of Dayton’s Oregon District to handle. New Year’s Eve will bring the final Sunday worship at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. ...

Posted: 19 days ago

It survived Dayton’s great flood of 1913 and more than one arsonist’s flame, but declining membership and resources were just too much for a 158-year-old church at the edge of Dayton’s Oregon District to handle. New Year’s Eve will bring the final Sunday worship at Saint Paul Lutheran Church. ...
Deadly Miami Twp. police shooting follows Facebook message
 State investigators will sort out conflicting accounts of the moments leading to Miami Twp. police’s deadly shooting of a 33-year-old resident after an early-morning confrontation at a mobile home park. Robert Edwards died Wednesday morning after officers James M. McCarty and Shawn Todd responded to a welfare check when a Facebook user...

Posted: 26 days ago

State investigators will sort out conflicting accounts of the moments leading to Miami Twp. police’s deadly shooting of a 33-year-old resident after an early-morning confrontation at a mobile home park. Robert Edwards died Wednesday morning after officers James M. McCarty and Shawn Todd responded to a welfare check when a Facebook user...
Kettering fire captain now subject of internal probe amid Huber review
 A Kettering Fire Department captain suspended from his duties amid a criminal investigation by Huber Heights police is now the subject of a city of Kettering internal investigation, this news outlet has learned. Mark Williamson, 39, of Huber Heights, is the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated Friday “regarding possible...

5:29 PM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

A Kettering Fire Department captain suspended from his duties amid a criminal investigation by Huber Heights police is now the subject of a city of Kettering internal investigation, this news outlet has learned. Mark Williamson, 39, of Huber Heights, is the subject of a Kettering internal investigation initiated Friday “regarding possible...
Kettering polls residents on Ridgeway Bridge replacement options
 Kettering officials say a deteriorating bridge has to go, but residents are split on what, if anything, they want to replace it. The 52-year-old Ridgeway Road Bridge is in need of replacement due to wear and tear over the years, according to the city. The bridge crosses Dorothy Lane between Far Hills Avenue and Southern Boulevard. In 2005...

7:55 PM Monday, Oct. 09, 2017

Kettering officials say a deteriorating bridge has to go, but residents are split on what, if anything, they want to replace it. The 52-year-old Ridgeway Road Bridge is in need of replacement due to wear and tear over the years, according to the city. The bridge crosses Dorothy Lane between Far Hills Avenue and Southern Boulevard. In 2005...
Posthetic arm
Miranda Guzman, 11, traveled from a small town in Mexico to Dayton for a new prosthetic arm.

2:32 PM Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

Miranda Guzman, 11, traveled from a small town in Mexico to Dayton for a new prosthetic arm.
Your digital legacy
 We set up estate plans for our money, our homes, our pets, but what about our digital assets? Your photos, social media posts, music and books are part of your legacy and who controls them when you are gone When someone dies, Facebook's policy is to "memorialize" the account. Friends and family members an still share memories but...

10:30 PM Monday, Feb. 06, 2017

We set up estate plans for our money, our homes, our pets, but what about our digital assets? Your photos, social media posts, music and books are part of your legacy and who controls them when you are gone When someone dies, Facebook's policy is to "memorialize" the account. Friends and family members an still share memories but...
City, consultant discuss Brandt Pike development potential

11:27 PM Monday, Jul. 25, 2016

A comprehensive study of Brandt Pike redevelopment is underway. The stretch of Brandt Pike from Kitridge Road to Longford Road is the focus of the review. The private planners selected to execute the study said this is a prime time to look at ways of improving the corridor. “I think in your situation it’s an excellent time to...