Lauren Lowrey is an Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter who joined WSMV4 in December 2018. She anchors WSMV4 at 4:00 and 6:30.
Despite her short time in Middle Tennessee, Lowrey has already garnered a number of Emmy nominations and Associated Press awards for her reporting and her work on the anchor desk, including anchoring wall-to-wall coverage in the hours following the deadly March 3rd tornadoes in Nashville. Lowrey also anchored live for three days from the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge while Nashville hosted the history-making NFL Draft.
Before joining the WSMV4 team, Lowrey spent more than seven years in Indianapolis as the morning anchor for WISH-TV’s 6-hour morning newscast. While there, she earned an Emmy for Top Anchor and multiple awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on food-related issues in local school districts.
Before her time in Indianapolis, Lowrey served as a morning anchor at WTOL in Toledo, OH, where she also reported daily on money matters during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. During her time in the anchor chair, the morning newscast received multiple Emmy awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” for extreme winter weather coverage.
Lauren started her career anchoring and reporting in her hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC, where she twice spent more than 13 hours reporting live on the beach as a hurricane came ashore. Her work on the anchor desk earned her the distinction of being named one of the “Top 5 Most Successful People Under 30” by Coastal Business Life Magazine.
Lowrey graduated with honors from Florida State University with a degree in Communication and a minor in Theater. She is also an accomplished singer and has sung the National Anthem at Indiana Pacers regular season and playoff games eight times.
Outside of the newscasts, you can catch Lauren playing at parks with her husband and three young children, running and cycling trails around Middle Tennessee, or eating at one of Nashville’s great restaurants.