Where is ex-NBC host Lauren Scala now? Why did she leave NBC?

Who is Lauren Scala?

Lauren Scala was born in Mineola, New York State, on 10 February 1981 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s a reporter who’s probably known best for having hosted the WNBC’s Live Interactive Trivia Game “Today in New York”, between 2010 and 2012.

Early life and education

Lauren was raised in Mineola alongside her older brother and older twin sisters, by their father who fought in Vietnam with the 173rd Air Brigade, and who died from cancer in 2007, and their mother who’s said to be an author, but about whom nothing’s really known.

Lauren became interested in journalism at a very early age, mostly because she often watched the news with her family at home.

She studied at Mineola High School, and was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, including practicing gymnastics, acting with the school’s drama club, and playing multiple sports.

She matriculated in 1999, and then enrolled at Fordham University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and media studies in 2003.

Career as a journalist

Prior to launching her career in the field of journalism, Lauren was employed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and DreamWorks Pictures, as an event organizer and working in movie studio publicity.

She began working as the host of the global media and entertainment company Time Out Group’s show “On Demand” in 2008, while she also helped produce more than 100 video segments about lifestyle in New York City. In 2009, she was invited to host the official broadcast of the 52nd Annual New York Emmy Awards for NYCTV, which aired on 9 April.

She was then invited to host the NYCTV’s entertainment news show “City Scoop”, a job which she held for around half a year, quitting in January 2010; it was around that time that Lauren became a member of the New York Women in Film and Television.

She began working at NBCUniversal, Inc. in April 2010, and the following decade saw her work various jobs for the network, including being a traffic reporter for their show “Today in NY”, hosting the food and lifestyle segment of the show “New York Live” and hosting the segment “City Guide” of their show “Taxi TV”. Lauren could also have been seen hosting several shows on the NBC’s channel New York Nonstop, such as the show about the popular music in New York City “Nonstop Sound”, the reality competition show “The Great American Health Challenge”, and the show “Don’t Miss This”.

Lauren’s today working as the East Coast Entertainment Correspondent for the American premium cable and satellite TV network Epix.

Why did she leave NBC?

Lauren’s fans were disappointed to learn that she was leaving NBC; her final day as the host of “Today in New York” was on 3 December 2021, when she took to Twitter to reveal that she was quitting the network, wanting to pursue ‘bigger and better things’.

Amy Morris, the vice president of NBC News, went on to write on his social media accounts: ‘To say Lauren is dedicated and a hard worker is an understatement. Some days she never stopped — like the time there was a crash near the Lincoln Tunnel after her shift was over, and she sent video and did play-by-play from her apartment window.’ He also shared that she was constantly in the studio during the coronavirus pandemic, and was amongst the few people who didn’t work from home.

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Lauren can still be seen contributing to WNBC and NBC, especially to the show “New York Live”, and has stated that her fans might still occasionally see her appearing in NBC shows.

Presence on social media networks

Lauren is highly active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 50,000 people, while she’s uploaded more than 3,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time with her friends.

She launched her Twitter account in September 2008, and has since tweeted close to 15,000 times, mostly to share various news with her fans; Lauren’s followed by more than 20,000 people on the network.

She has a Facebook page, as well, and it’s today followed by more than 20,000 fans, while Lauren’s most recent update was on 12 February 2022.

Love life and boyfriend

Lauren is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she has perhaps been with. This is why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning her current relationship status, and her sexual orientation.

Some of her fans believe that she’s today engaged to a non-celebrity American man, whom she prefers to keep away from the media’s attention. The rumors started after fans claimed to have seen a ring on her ring finger during a live show, but Lauren hasn’t commented on these rumors.

There are also those who claim that she’s perhaps a lesbian, and this to be the reason behind her not speaking of the men whom she has dated, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

As of February 2022, Lauren seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Lauren is passionate about travelling, and her career has taken her all around the US, while she has also vacationed in Europe on multiple occasions, staying in countries such as England and France. She sometimes refers to herself as a ‘professional explorer’.

She likes to spend her spare time in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures which feature her deep into the woods, at various national parks, and high up in the mountains.

Lauren’s a highly skilled cook, and has shared some of her unique recipes with her fans; she loves to bake cakes.

Winter is her favorite season, as she’s an avid skier and snowboarder.

Lauren likes to watch movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies include “The Terminal”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Age, height and net worth

Lauren’s age is 41. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $1.5 million.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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