Lauren A. Jones is a sports reporter who can shoot, write, edit, produce and enterprise stories. She earned her B.A. from the University of Southern California in 2014 where she studied Broadcast and Digital Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Media Studies.
Lauren is currently covering the Los Angeles Lakers as a beat reporter for the L.A. Sentinel Newspaper. She is an associate producer for podcasts at UNINTERRUPTED. She also covers professional and amateurs sports teams in the greater Los Angeles area including the Clippers, Rams, Chargers, USC and UCLA. She has previously made stops at Snapchat as a Content Review Associate in Venice, CA. While at Snapchat, Lauren contributes weekly to the L.A. Sentinel, the largest distributed African-American newspaper in the United States. As a contributing reporter, she writes, shoots, edits and produces written, video and social media content. Lauren has implemented innovations to the contributor role, such as live streaming press conferences, community events, and other related content.
Prior to joining Snapchat, Lauren was hired to produce ESPN's first bilingual show, Nación on ESPN2 as an associate producer at ESPN in Los Angeles. While there, Lauren worked on the International team to produce weekly show segments, write scripts for talent and produced graphics in Spanish and English for ESPN broadcast channels and on the digital platform.
Her experience as a production coordinator at Fox Sports is what began her where she was responsible for scheduling 200 studio crew members. She crewed all in-studio productions including NFL on Fox, The Herd, UFC Live Events, UFC Tonight and MLB Whiparound.
In 2012, she began as an intern for the Drew League, pro-am summer basketball league. She has spent the past six seasons in various capacities including, editor for the DrewLeague.com, social media producer, content producer. She is now the most senior reporter, has developed the Drew League Sports Broadcasting Internship program for high school, current college students and recent college graduates. Over six seasons, videos have reached over 10,000 views on YouTube.