Lauren Jiggetts joined NBC5 Chicago as a general assignment reporter in January 2007 and now also serves as the station's weekend evening co-anchor.
Before joining NBC5 Chicago, Jiggetts served as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WLVI-TV (Boston's CW).
Lauren's first on-air job was as an anchor and reporter for the award-winning "Channel One News" in Los Angeles. The daily 12-minute newscast is sent via satellite to 12,000 middle and high schools nationwide. She covered national news and reported from the United Nations, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hurricane Isabel and the Super Bowl.
Jiggetts began her broadcasting career in the public affairs office at MTV Studios in New York City, where she worked on the company's anti-discrimination campaign. She also interned in the newsrooms of WFLD-TV and CLTV.
Lauren graduated cum laude from Harvard University and she is a graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. She was born in Chicago.
In 2011, Lauren was awarded a national Emmy for her contribution to NBC 5's coverage of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal. She was also awarded a regional Emmy. In 2009, she received a regional Emmy for her contribution to NBC 5's team coverage of the Chicago Marathon. In 2007, Lauren was the recipient of the Community Partnership Award from Spertus College.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, cycling, running and spending time with her family. Lauren's father, Dan Jiggetts, is a former Chicago Bear and current Chicago sportscaster.
She and her husband live in Chicago.