Lauren Phinney Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Lauren Phinney|
|Real Name:||Lauren Ann Phinney|
|Birth Date:||8 August 1981|
|Birth Place:||Simi Valley, California, United States|
|Profession:||Journalist, Television Presenter|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
Lauren Phinney is an American journalist, television presenter, and host who as at this moment, is the host of ‘Good Morning San Diego’ at KUSI network. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she started practicing for her career while in college and graduated to become a full-time reporter like she has always dreamed of. Things turned out well for her, and she found several opportunities to work with a number of big stations which in return equipped her with more experience and even gave her an avenue to work with and interview many prominent people in the United States. Lauren Phinney hasn’t turned back in life since she got caught up in the world of journalism. Let’s take a quick look at the details of her life, her profession, sources of income, personal life, net worth, and other things that constitute her life.
Lauren Phinney’s Biography
Lauren Ann Phinney was born in Simi Valley, California, the United States on 8 August 1981. Although details of her biological parents are unknown in the media, she has revealed that she was raised in the company of her younger sister with whom she spends summer and winter vacations going on trips to Hawaii and Wisconsin to visit their grandparents. She remembers getting a microphone gift as a little girl, which was meant to be for singing Karaoke. However, as she was used to watching journalists on TV and was deeply interested in their job, she would go around with her little microphone and interview members of her family after a song.
During her high school days, Lauren participated in competitive track and gymnastics, and played musical instruments as well as sang in the school choir while in middle school. She attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and graduated from the prestigious university with a Bachelor of Arts degree in TV Production: Journalism and a minor in USA History.
Lauren Phinney’s Career
During her time in college, Lauren got her start as an intern at KTLA in Los Angeles. She also worked as a presenter for her school’s news magazine, Access LMU. Both experiences introduced Lauren to real journalism and prepared her for a bigger task that awaited her after college.
In Tallahassee, she anchored a weekly political segment and specialty shows. She reported with The D.C. Sniper in Washington D.C. and also with KCFW’s ‘Montana Today’ in Montana. A graduate of television production and journalism from Loyola Marymount University, she started practicing for her career as a college student and graduated to become a professional reporter. In her career, she has had the privilege to work with several big stations which in return equipped her with more experience and even presented her a platform to work with and interview many famous athletes, entertainers, and political figures in the United States. She has interviewed prominent figures like former US President Barack Obama, and a list of other influential people.
During her time in Sarasota and Tampa, she reported on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and also carried out her duty diligently during the 2012 Presidential Elections.
After many years of working with several companies, Lauren Phinney is currently contracted to the KUSI network where she serves as the presenter of ‘Good Morning San Diego’.
Awards & Achievements
For her contributions during the 2012 elections, Lauren Phinney was named ‘A Rising Star’ by the Florida Broadcasters Association. She has also been honored with the E.B. Craney Award as the “Broadcaster of the year”.
Personal Life & Family
Her professional life aside, Lauren is also concerned with many other things in the society. She has a very bright and positive life away from television, and she knows just how to strike a balance between her profession and her personal businesses.
Passionate about health and children’s issues, the beautiful journalist has served on several non-profit boards in her lifetime. She volunteers with organizations like Brides Against Breast Cancer, Make-A-Wish foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
She is a scuba diver and likes to run, cook, and read books in her free time. She also enjoys working on a ranch, skydiving, and also ice diving.
Not to forget, Lauren Phinney is a married woman. She has been married to a sales manager named Jay Dorsett since 2015. After their wedding in Tallahassee, they both moved back to Southern California where they live together in harmony and love till today. She says her husband is her greatest supporter, best friend, and confidant, and together they have a son named Weston McDonell.
Her husband is an avid Muay Thai kickboxer. She loves to share photographs of her husband and her son with her fans on Instagram and other social networking sites.
Lauren Phinney Net Worth
As at press time, Lauren Phinney’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million. As already established, her primary source of income is her work in the field of journalism which has seen her work with many media houses so far in her career. Not only has she been involved with a professional life where she is dedicated to the fullest, but she is also concerned with giving back to society and has contributed to the community in several memorable ways. Phinney describes herself as a goal-oriented and organized person who enjoys helping her community thrive. She has been involved in several health and children’s issues and enjoys volunteering with organizations like the American Cancer Society, Heart Walk, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and several other charity agencies. From all that is known about this American media personality, there’s no arguing that she is truly a role model and positive influence to the upcoming generation.