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!

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Stable 2015 report for Missoula housing market

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Prostitution crackdown in Wash. sends some crime to other states

Authorities in Spokane are cracking down on prostitution and investigators there say people involved with that crime are heading to Montana.

Student brings Airsoft gun to Lolo school

A third grade Lolo Elementary School student reportedly brought an Airsoft gun to school.

Missoula police exceed DOJ compliance expectations

A newly-released compliance report shows the Missoula Police Department is on track to be in full compliance with a Justice Department agreement by May.

Man faces assault charge for striking woman with rock

A man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly striking a woman in the head with a rock and then beating her up.

Legislator, students weigh in on anti-bullying bill

A bill in the Montana legislature aims to put anti-bullying policies into law. State Rep. Kimberly Dudik (D-Missoula) introduced House Bill 284.

Man faces assault charge for allegedly choking his wife

A man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly choking his wife.

Washington man arrested on warrant after reports of prostitution

A Washington man was arrested after authorities received reports of prostitution at a downtown Missoula hotel early Saturday morning.

Governor pushes for water compact in Mission Valley

Gov. Steve Bullock is rallying support for the controversial water compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation and the state and federal governments. The governor's office tells us it's a top priority.

Authorities report increase in meth use across Montana

Authorities say there is an increase in meth use throughout the state. The Drug Task Force team says while criminals aren't making as much meth in Montana, others are sneaking it into the state.

Police arrest man who reportedly ran from courtroom

A man bolted from the Missoula County Courthouse Thursday morning.

Woman involved in explosion at UM apartment gets deferred sentence

A Missoula woman got a deferred sentence for her involvement in a hash oil explosion that set a university apartment on fire in an explosion in mid-October.

Missoula FWP office increases security after burglary

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about equipment stolen from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks compound in Missoula about a month ago.