Lauren Maschmedt

KTVM Anchor

POSTED: 12:45 PM Jun 13 2012   UPDATED: 4:27 PM Jun 23 2014
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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 Palestra.net, 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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Search for missing Stevensville man continues

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Griz fans fill Top Hat Lounge for first game

Griz fans fill Top Hat Lounge for first game

The first of the season game for the Griz is away but that didn't stop Griz fans from filling the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula Saturday afternoon to watch the game.

Hellgate Elementary near capacity in classrooms

Hellgate Elementary near capacity in classrooms

A Missoula-area school district is struggling to find room for students. Hellgate Elementary administrators say they've got room for a little over 1,500 students. Trouble is, that's about how many they've got and more are showing up every year.

Alcohol tutorial required for underage UM students

Alcohol tutorial required for underage UM students

A new test at the University of Montana means every student under the age of 21 will now take an alcohol tutorial in order to register for classes at the University of Montana.

Missoula elementary schools deal with overcrowding

Missoula elementary schools deal with overcrowding

School is back in session and, as NBC Montana found out, there's an overcrowding issue in most of Missoula’s elementary schools.

Study shows living wage would provide stability for families

Study shows living wage would provide stability for families

A national research organization released a report on Tuesday that shows the importance of a living wage to help working families transition from debt to stability.

Rainy weather affects attendance at Roots Festival

Rainy weather affects attendance at Roots Festival

Saturday’s weather didn't stop bands from performing at the annual River City Roots Festival.

I-90 trailer crash backs up traffic near Missoula

I-90 trailer crash backs up traffic near Missoula

Montana Highway Patrol troopers are asking drivers to be mindful of driving conditions after an RV trailer crash backed up traffic for several hours Saturday morning in Missoula.

National caravan travels through Missoula with up to 200 corvettes

National caravan travels through Missoula with up to 200 corvettes

You may have seen several corvettes pass by you as you were driving on Saturday.

Community members gather for new Missoula College groundbreaking

Community members gather for new Missoula College groundbreaking

Big news for the University of Montana, as university officials broke ground for a project years in the making -- the new site for the Missoula College.  It's on East Broadway along the Clark Fork River, next to the Montana Technology Enterprise Center.

Stevensville man living with ALS is grateful for ice bucket challenge

Stevensville man living with ALS is grateful for ice bucket challenge

The ice bucket challenge has taken social media by storm. The viral effort has raised $41.8 million in donations from July 29 to August 21 for the ALS Association, a Washington-based nonprofit that funds global research to find treatments and a cure for the disease.

Government will honor land buy-back program

Government will honor land buy-back program

There’s a new pledge from the Federal Government to tribes around the country. The issue -- an almost $2 billion land buy-back program, which is part of the historic Cobell settlement over the misuse of tribal royalties.

Community Medical Center adds radiation treatments to cancer center

Community Medical Center adds radiation treatments to cancer center

Patients in western Montana can now have access to all forms of cancer treatment at Community Medical Center, rather than previously having to go to different providers. They treat medical, surgical and now radiation.

Police cite 4 coal train protestors at rail crossing

Police cite 4 coal train protestors at rail crossing

Missoula police briefly cuffed a protestor and handed out 4 citations during a rally against coal trains in Missoula Saturday afternoon.

Pet Fest brings education through entertainment

Pet Fest brings education through entertainment

Hundreds of pets and their owners crowded the Adams Center at the University of Montana on Saturday for the ninth annual Pet Fest.