Lauren Leslie


Title: Anchor/Reporter

Anchor Lauren Leslie joined WEVV in the summer of 2015 as a reporter. She worked as an investigative journalist for two years before becoming an evening anchor. Lauren now wakes up the tristate as a morning anchor Monday through Friday on CBS44 & FOX44.

Homegrown, Lauren was born in Evansville and grew up in Newburgh attending Castle schools from kindergarten through graduation. Go Knights!

Lauren’s love for broadcast started at a young age growing up watching anchors like Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer.

After graduating from Castle in 2008, Lauren majored in Radio Television at the University of Southern Indiana and minored in criminal justice studies. A passion for covering the courts led her to report on several high-profile criminal trials throughout her career.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys hitting the links or solving a good crossword puzzle. She says you can never go wrong with a cup of coffee — and sorry dog people, Lauren’s definitely a cat person and loves Maine Coons.

Recent Posts by Lauren Leslie

Prolonged Grief a Result of Pandemic Deaths

Health experts believe the rippling effects of Coronavirus is increasing the number of people suffering from prolonged grief.

Update Expected in Deadly Police Chase Lawsuit

An attorney representing an Evansville mother who lost her two children in a deadly car accident will make an announcement Tuesday afternoon.

Indiana to Receive 2,000+ Doses of Eli Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Drug

Help is on the way to the Hoosier State, Indiana is set to receive 2,750 doses of Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody treatment by November 17th.

Owensboro's Augenstein on Masters Leaderboard

Owensboro native John Augenstein made his Masters debut on Thursday teeing off with Danny Willet and Rickie Fowler. Augenstein is still on the leaderboard as of Friday morning.

Southwest Indiana Chamber to Host Economic Outlook Luncheon

The Southwest Indiana Chamber is hosting its annual Economic Outlook Luncheon. This year the event will focus on how the pandemic has affected the economy and where it's headed.

Early Intervention Autism Program "The PLAY Project" Helps Families During Pandemic

Dr. Rick Solomon, founder of The PLAY Project, joined 44News This Morning on Thursday to talk about the early intervention program for children with ASD. Throughout November The PLAY Project is offering a free online course for parents who want to help their kids reach their full potential.

Eagle Scout Dedicates Flag Pole Project to Area Veterans

Conner Day installed a flag pole at Friedman Park in Newburgh. On Wednesday morning, there was an inaugural flag-raising ceremony dedicated to local veterans.

American Legion Post 351 Celebrates Veterans Day with Free Breakfast

This morning the American Legion Post 351 in Elberfeld celebrated Veterans Day with a cannon salute and a free breakfast. 44News reporter Marisa Patwa was there for the celebrations.

Bell Ringers Needed for Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. To help stop by your local Salvation Army office or you can fill out a form online.

Pricey Pappy Van Winkle Produced in the Bluegrass State

You better hope Pappy Van Winkle is not on your loved one's Christmas List! Kentucky is home to some of the most coveted bourbon in the world and perhaps one of the most desired is Pappy Van Winkle but good luck finding a bottle.

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