Lauren Maschmedt

KTVM Anchor

POSTED: 12:45 PM Jun 13 2012   UPDATED: 4:27 PM Jun 23 2014

Lauren Maschmedt is the anchor of KTVM's News at 6 and 10. She started at NBC Montana as a reporter in Butte and Bozeman.

Though Lauren is a born-and-raised western Washingtonian, she might as well be a Montana native -- her fiance is a police officer in Helena and her family has vacation property in Whitefish -- not to mention she's traveled all around the beautiful Big Sky Country.

Purple and gold are Lauren's favorite colors, which might have something to do with her being a Washington Husky. Lauren is proud of her degree in Communication from UW, even if she can't always be proud of the sports teams.

While in school, Lauren was a video journalist for, and had a blast covering Husky football from the sidelines. She was right there during their winless season in 2008, but also covered their key 2009 games -- including the infamous upset over USC that ended in rushing the field. During her senior year, Lauren also interned in the production department of Seattle's PBS station, KCTS 9, and got her first taste of what it's like to produce for TV.

After college, Lauren briefly worked in Lafayette, LA, as an assistant producer at a TV production company. She had a great time learning all about the Cajun culture and food, but not about the cockroaches and humidity.

Outside of work, Lauren loves to go camping and explore new places. She's excited to be working at NBC Montana and can't wait to discover more of what Montana has to offer!

Please email Lauren with any questions, comments or story ideas, and feel free to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Interact With Lauren

Lauren's Latest Stories

40-year old business gets flack from city and neighbors

Commission settles controversy over Bozeman artist

On Monday night, Bozeman City Commissioners spent of couple of hours focusing on a Bozeman artist, and whether he can expand his shop. It's proven a controversial issue after neighbors made complaints about the man's shop.

Amsterdam Elementary looks to pass bond to expand building

Voters approve bond for Amsterdam School

The votes are in for the Amsterdam School election in Gallatin County, and voters passed a $1.9 million bond.


Daycare regulations: why some providers say the laws have loopholes

How safe is your child when you drop them off at day care? Do you know when it was last inspected by the state? You might be surprised to find out-- it could be years. And some child care centers say, the regulations are not enough.

kevin briggs

Attorneys for Kevin Briggs withdraw from case

Bozeman attempted rape suspect and escapee Kevin Briggs will have to find new lawyers to represent him, weeks before his case is set to go to trial.


Missing skiers found safe in Hyalite area

Two skiers reported missing on Christmas Eve were found uninjured early Christmas morning.

15 year-old water bill has city and county talking

Deer Lodge to forgive $60,000 county water bill

The Deer Lodge City Council Monday night decided to cut a deal with Powell County on how the county will pay a $60,000 water bill they claimed the county owed them from over a decade ago.


City council meeting turns heated after Deer Lodge fire chief not re-appointed

A City council meeting gets heated Monday night as a fire department and city council argue, at some points yelling at each other after getting rid of the longtime fire chief. The fire chief ended up getting so angry he stormed out of the meeting.

MSU Langford Hall explosion

MSU students unsettled after explosion on campus

Some students in an MSU dorm recounted feeling the explosion Thursday night, and said the evacuation caused chaos and confusion. Even for those who weren't there, it was a distraction on campus Friday as they get ready for finals next week.

MSU dorm evacuated after explosion

Students were evacuated from a dormitory at Montana State University after an explosion in the building Thursday evening.

Bozeman Target Black Friday

Bozeman shoppers hit up early Black Friday deals

People finished their turkey dinner early to go shopping for Black Friday across the state, as stores like Target and Macy's had their earliest openings ever on Thanksgiving.

ACLU same sex Ben Milan Chase Weinhandl

Couples celebrate gay marriage court ruling

One of the four couples involved in the lawsuit against the state, and the ACLU explained what Wednesday's court ruling to overturn Montana's ban on gay marriage means for them.

Harley community rallies to remember motorcycle crash victims

Harley community rallies to remember motorcycle crash victims

Friends, family and fellow riders came together Friday to remember two men killed in a motorcycle crash near Wilsall. NBC Montana was at their Celebration of Life, and heard the stories close family and friends shared.

The Weather Channel announces winter storm names with Bozeman twist

Winter storm named 'Bozeman' impacts Montana

A winter storm making its way across the west is named Bozeman by the Weather Channel, in honor of Bozeman High students who helped them come up with the winter storm names list for the season.

Butte native revealed to be SEAL who killed Bin Laden Rob O'Neill

Former Butte Navy SEAL recounts bin Laden mission on national TV

A Butte man speaks out on national TV about his role in killing Osama bin Laden.

(img1)Zinke acceptance speech for U.S. House 11-4-14

Zinke to represent Montana in U.S. House

The Associated Press declares Republican Ryan Zinke has defeated Democrat John Lewis and Libertarian Mike Fellows in Montana U.S. House election.