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Lauren Verno, Bay News 9 Reporter

Lauren Verno, Video Journalist

Lauren Verno is a video journalist based in the Manatee County bureau.

A native Floridian, Lauren has lived and worked in the Sunshine State her entire life. Lauren graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications with a minor in history.

After graduation, Lauren couldn't leave The Swamp just yet. She went on to work as a weekend anchor, health reporter and general assignment reporter at WCJB TV-20 in Gainesville. 

Some of Lauren's most memorable moments include working the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa and the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. 

Lauren is originally from the East Coast, growing up in Boca Raton, but she is loving the West Coast sunsets along the Manatee River.

During football season, you'd be hard-pressed to find Lauren wearing anything but orange and blue. When Lauren's not cheering on the Gators, you can find her shopping around for some great deals or coming up with some new healthy recipes.

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