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Lauren Frost


Lauren is a producer for WBEZ’s local news broadcasts. Previously, she worked as a facilitator at the StoryCorps booth in Chicago. Lauren was also a production fellow at KNOM in Nome, Alaska, where she reported live from the finish line of the Iditarod sled dog race. Her work in Alaska earned five statewide awards. Before getting started in radio, Lauren got a B.A. in art history and wrote a thesis about monasteries in northern Greece. Outside of work, you can find Lauren performing in comedy shows across the city or eating a lot of Swedish Fish.

What are the origins of this classic Chicago dish? Where can you get the best Italian beef in the city? And what’s better: hot or sweet peppers?
Two experts from the regional EPA office join WBEZ to tell us what we can expect. Reporter: Lauren Frost; Host: Melba Lara
This time of year, millions of birds cross Illinois each night on their spring migration north. Many will hit the windows of Chicago’s skyline. Reporter: Lauren Frost; Host: Melba Lara
In this case, the defendant was James T. Weiss, a clout-heavy businessman who was convicted of bribing two Illinois lawmakers to promote gambling legislation. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Jon Seidel
The National Weather Service office in suburban Romeoville issued its first-ever dust storm warnings. The State Climatologist joins us to explain. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Lauren Frost
As Cook County State’s Attorney, Foxx has faced intense scrutiny. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith analyzes her decision to step down. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Patrick Smith and Lauren Frost
Liesl Olson started as director at The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum earlier this month. She joins WBEZ to talk about her future plans for this landmark of Chicago history. Host: Melba Lara; Reporter: Lauren Frost