• Lauren Scala is a reporter for NBC NY.
• She was born in Mineola, New York State USA in 198•
• She attended Mineola High School and graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
• She is currently the host of NBC’s “In The Wings” show and works as a traffic reporter for WNBC’s “Today In New York”.
• She is believed to have married her partner in 2014 and has a net worth of over $1.5 million.

Who is Lauren Scala on NBC NY? Wiki Bio

Lauren Scala was born in Mineola, New York State USA, on 10 February 1982 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she holds American nationality. Lauren is a reporter, currently working for the NBC NY network.

Early life and education

She spent her childhood in Mineola, where she was raised by her parents alongside her three siblings. Her mother is a housewife, while her father was an airborne trooper who fought in Vietnam in the 173rd Air Brigade – he died in 2007 after losing his battle with cancer.

Lauren attended Mineola High School, and after matriculation enrolled at Fordham University, from which she graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

Struggling with weight loss

Lauren was struggling somewhat with her weight while in high school and university, as she weighed over 160lbs (72kgs) and wore dress size 12. After learning she couldn’t work on TV with that weight, she began going to the gym and took on a strict diet, losing weight and getting in shape within a year.

Career as a reporter and other jobs

Lauren launched her career in 2005 when she began working for DreamWorks as an associate producer – she stayed with them for two years before switching to the Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie studio for a year, then in 2008 joined Time Out New York On Demand, which no longer exists, where she was an associate producer.

At the beginning of 2009 Lauren became part of the NYC TV team, and was given an opportunity to host the 52nd Annual New York Emmy Awards.

In 2010, she began co-hosting the “City Scoop” TV show airing on NYC TV.

In 2010, she joined the NBC and WNBC crew, and soon began hosting several shows such as “New York Non-Stop”, “Nonstop Sound”, and “The Great American Health Challenge” among others. Simultaneously, she was hosting WNBC’s “Live Interactive Trivia Game” until 2012.

Lauren mostly gained recognition after she began hosting NBC’s “In The Wings” show, which kept up with everything happening on Broadway – NBC New York teamed up with Broadway.com in 2011 to create this half-hour show, which premiered on 18 March 2011 on the “New York Nonstop” cable channel.

The first episode was hosted by Maria Sansone, who interviewed John Leguizamo, a star of the “Ghetto Klown” comedy movie, while the episode also showed a behind-the-scenes look at the “Catch Me If You Can” musical, as well as many other Broadway.com short video features.

Lauren Scala

Lauren soon became host of the show, while she is simultaneously working as a traffic reporter for WNBC’s “Today In New York”. She continued through to 2021, when she became a reporter, and host of the show “New York Live”

Love life and boyfriend

At one point. Lauren appeared to be engaged to a mysterious man, after she was seen wearing a ring in January 2013, noticed by a fan during her show, who asked her on Twitter on about the ring, and whether or not she was indeed engaged. Lauren didn’t respond to the fan’s question, but moving forward, as of  mid-2024, the popular TV reporter hasn’t arried, and apart from a few vague hints she’s dropped over the years, there’s no record of relationships, and certainly not marriage..

Hobbies and other interests

  • Lauren is a shopaholic, who goes shopping for clothes whenever she has some free time; her favorite ‘color’ is white.
  • She is a big lover of animals, and has a pet white Maltese dog named Lola.
  • One of her main hobbies is travelling.
  • She is also a big fan of cooking. often sharing her recipes and ideas with her fans on Twitter and Instagram.
  • She likes to listen to jazz and blues music with her favorite performers being Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone.
  • She is a fan of the film industry as well, with her favorite actor and actress being Richard Gere and Penelope Cruz, while her favorite movies are the “Harry Potter” franchise, and “Ghost in the Shell” which is an adaptation of an eponymous Japanese animated film.
  • She enjoys photography, and has stated how she would have launched a career in photography if she hadn’t made it in the field of journalism.
  • Lauren’s favorite season is winter, as she is very fond of winter sports and is an avid ice skater, and is also good at skiing and snowboarding.
  • She likes summer as well, mostly because of beach sports such as volleyball and soccer.

Being a motivator

With the help of her show “The Great American Health Challenge”, Lauren is to be credited with helping numerous people quit smoking, go out and exercise, and follow a healthy diet. The show follows participants from each New York borough who compete in a series of tasks related to food, exercise, and other things such as spending days without smoking, having more sleep, and spending more time without their phones. Lauren has stated that she identifies with the contestants, saying ‘I have endured some similar experiences as the contestants – not only will it change the contestants’ lives, but I know it will change mine, too.’

The show was a success, as Lauren has received numerous letters and tweets stating how she’s helped people change their lives for the better.

Appearance and net worth

Lauren has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 125lbs (57kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-32-33.

Her net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million, as of mid-2024.

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