Lauren Melendez

Lauren Melendez has spent the majority of her career at NBC affiliate stations serving the Midwest, starting as a weekend anchor and investigative reporter in Peoria, Illinois, followed by anchoring at WOWT NBC Omaha.

A Philadelphia native and Syracuse University graduate, she is an Associated Press Award-winning journalist who has moderated political panels, hosted primetime specials on race relations, emceed fundraisers and volunteers regularly in the community.

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  • Boston Mar 27

    After Baltimore bridge collapse, officials reassure bridges in Mass. are safe

    The state of Massachusetts has a little under 8,000 bridges, with the Tobin Bridge being the largest in New England. The Tobin is also a truss bridge like the one that collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, and after the bridge tragedy, Gov. Maura Healey called agencies to reassess the state’s infrastructure safety. “Look, with any situation, let’s take a look....

  • Boston Feb 14

    Could congestion pricing help solve Boston's traffic problems?

    It’s no secret that parking in Boston is a struggle, especially with the constant traffic. City councilors are considering an action Wednesday that could help alleviate some of those struggles through congestion pricing. Massachusetts drivers spend roughly 40 peak hours in urban-area traffic congestion every year, according to a study in the Herald last year. The national average is 27….

  • Massachusetts Feb 13

    While storm has shifted, Mass. still feeling impacts of nor'easter

    As a nor’easter hits Massachusetts Tuesday, the Bay State is bracing for impacts of the storm, with chances of high wind, coastal flooding and snow.

  • Massachusetts Feb 7

    Public hearing for Mass. bill aimed at preventing wrong-way driving

    After several high-profile and devastating wrong-way crashes, the state of Massachusetts is taking action. A 15-year-old boy and his grandparents were killed by an alleged drunk driver on Christmas last year on Route 6 in Somerset, Massachusetts, prompting lawmakers to revamp a bill aimed at preventing more deadly crashes. A solution presented in this bill would be to install more…

  • Boston Jan 31

    Boston city councilor looks to once again create position to combat rat problem

    After being named one of the rattiest cities in the country, Boston is looking to stomp out pests. Rats in the hub have gone viral for their size and brazen behavior but a new ordinance could put someone in charge of the vermin vexation. Boston has held on strong at number 13 on Orkin’s list of rattiest cities. The pest…

  • lowell Jan 29

    Lowell High School implements strict new cell phone policy

    It’s a struggle educators everywhere are facing: managing cell phones in the classroom. That includes teachers at a Lowell, Massachusetts, school. Lowell High School is implementing a strict new policy on Monday that’s prompting some discussion. All Lowell High School students will part ways with their cell phones at the beginning of each class and they won’t see them...

  • New Year Jan 15

    Practical ‘right now' tips to kickstart your 2024 health goals

    We’re halfway through January which means we should be two weeks strong on those new year’s resolutions, right? Well chances are, life has already gotten in the way of those self-promises; especially one of the most popular,  improving your overall health. Because of this, Felita Morrison, a Quincy-based personal trainer is offering three, realistic and effective things anyone can...

  • dorchester Dec 28, 2023

    Boston firefighter reunites with children he saved decades later

    There was a touching reunion Wednesday between a Boston firefighter and the family he saved — one decades in the making. It was just another day on the job for Boston firefighter Joe Gilmore when he braved the flames swallowing a Dorchester home 45 years ago and emerged with two frightened children. On the anniversary of that life-changing day, Silvia…

  • Boston Dec 4, 2023

    Boston looks to ban sale of guinea pigs in pet stores

    A guinea pig is a popular pet for many. However, concerns are growing on where they’re sold in Boston. Lawmakers on Monday are putting that topic in the spotlight at City Hall. The goal is to ensure these animals are safe and being treated humanely, rather than just a commodity. The MSPCA and other animal welfare groups asked the...

  • Prisons Dec 2, 2023

    Families reconnected as Massachusetts makes jail and prison calls free

    Thousands of families across the commonwealth are celebrating Massachusetts becoming the 5th state to make prison and jail calls, free. The bill, which passed on November 16th, officially goes into effect Friday, December 1st. It marks an emotional milestone for many, including the keeping families connected coalition, state representative Chynah Tyler, senator Liz Miranda and state senator Cindy Creem who have worked...

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