Lauren Mickler

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Name: Lauren Mickler
Date registered: April 16, 2012


Lauren Mickler comes to Eugene from beautiful Southern California. She joined the KEZI News team in August 2011 as a news and sports reporter. Lauren was born and raised in San Diego where her parents both worked for local media outlets. She attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and graduated with a major in Broadcast and a minor in Spanish. While at Mizzou, Lauren was a news and sports reporter, as well as a weekend sports anchor at KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO. Lauren spent 2010-2011 working at the NBC O&O in San Diego sports reporting and producing, and during that year also worked as a sideline reporter for the WAC Sports Network, covering teams like Boise State and Nevada. She is excited to be in Eugene, surrounded by two lively NCAA Division-I Universities and tons of high school football. In addition to sports, Lauren is excited to get out and report on all the important stories around Western Oregon.

Latest posts

  1. Local Firm Chosen to Design City Hall — June 21, 2013
  2. Bids Build for Civic Stadium — June 21, 2013
  3. Second Bid Placed on Civic Stadium — June 21, 2013
  4. Neighbors Try to Stop Local Logging — June 18, 2013
  5. Ninkasi Brews Emerald’s Ale — June 12, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Marriage Equality Rallies Nationwide — 8 comments
  2. Sheriff Addresses State of County Safety — 7 comments
  3. Shoppers Avoid Bag Bag — 6 comments
  4. UO Football Player Josh Huff in Court — 5 comments
  5. Assault Rifle Found in Parolee’s Home — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Weather Complicates Hay Season

EUGENE, Ore. — These up-and-down conditions and historically dry weather have complicated things for all sorts of farmers, particularly hay farmers who work with an extremely sensitive crop. Last spring, farmers were begging for a break from the rain. This year a dry spell threw them for a loop. And what was on course to … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber on Display

EUGENE, Ore. — A piece of World War II history is spending the weekend at the Eugene Airport. One of the remaining 13 active B-17 bombers in the country, the Aluminum Overcast, arrived in Eugene Friday is on display on the tarmac and in the air. “I come every time a B-17 comes to town. … Continue reading »

Oregon First Lady Visits St. Vinnie’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber’s partner, who he’s named first lady, visited Eugene Thursday for a look at St. Vincent de Paul’s homelessness and low-income efforts. Cylvia Hayes toured three of St. Vincent de Paul’s sites, each utilizing different recycling operations and ways to service Lane County’s less fortunate. Hayes says it’s some of the … Continue reading »

Online CHL Appointment System Debuts

EUGENE, Ore. — In 2012, Lane County saw an average of 180 concealed handgun license applications a month. This year, it’s almost tripled, which means wait times have been worse than at the DMV. Until this week, the sheriff’s office only took concealed handgun licence applications by walk-ins only. It wasn’t a problem until they … Continue reading »

Shoppers Avoid Bag Bag

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s plastic bag ban has been in effect for two weeks now, but some people forget plastic is still kosher in Springfield. The first two weeks of the plastic bag ban has provided a learning experience for shoppers in Eugene, but many people are saying they’re avoiding the ban altogether and coming … Continue reading »

Captioning Glasses Available in Theaters

EUGENE, Ore. — Regal Cinemas are providing more convenient options for their hearing-impaired patrons with new Sony closed captioning glasses. Regal distributed the glasses to 6,000 of its theaters across the country, including 10 pairs to its location in Eugene. So now, rather than going to specific closed-captioned showings, which the Eugene Regal theater offers … Continue reading »

Dorm Fire Evacuates Complex

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of University of Oregon students spent Tuesday afternoon on the lawn outside their dorms, after a basement-dorm fire led to the evacuation of the entire residence complex. Fire crews say the blaze began in the basement of Dunn Hall, sending smoke through the stairways and setting off fire alarms through all … Continue reading »

Springfield Picks New Superintendent

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District named its new superintendent at a special meeting Monday morning. Dr. Hertica Martin will take over for the retiring Dr. Nancy Golden. Dr. Martin has worked in almost every facet of education from being a classroom teacher, working her way through the ranks to administration. She comes to … Continue reading »

Eugene Releases Proposed Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene released its proposed 2014 budget, which City Manager Jon Ruiz says is really more like two budgets. Ruiz says this year’s budget should sound familiar, considering most of it revolves around the hot topic of the proposed city service fee. It’s a conversation that’s been buzzing for months … Continue reading »

Duck Fans Camp Out for Surplus Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Duck fans already formed quite a line outside the Moshofsky Center to ensure they get first dibs at the Athletics Surplus Sale. Tents and chairs started showing up outside the gates at the athletic offices Thursday night for the sale that doesn’t start until Saturday morning. “I came over here last night … Continue reading »

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