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Lauren Knapp

Senior Video Editor

Lauren Knapp is a video editor and journalist working with the investigative unit. She has previously worked as a director, producer, shooter and editor in both documentary and broadcast news. Lauren's work has appeared on The New York Times Op-Docs, The Atlantic, McClatchy Studios, PBS NewsHour and NPR. Her documentaries have screened at festivals across the globe. In addition to telling stories, Lauren has enjoyed teaching others the craft at Georgetown University, Northwestern University's Medill School of Communications, George Mason University and Stanford University. Lauren is interested in stories that expose faults in our systems, told with complexity and nuance.

Recent Work
Photo of a dragon in a shop in Chinatown
Scripps NewsWorld

A look inside a suspected Chinese police outpost in the US

Insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol.
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Specific Violent Details Revealed In Video Of Jan. 6 Attackers

Sam Bankman-Fried under arrest

SBF Donated To Lawmakers Working On Crypto Policies, Newsy Finds

Christina Wilder, 28, gives her 3-month-old son Cutter Dees his pacifier at their home in Paintsville, Kentucky
Zach Cusson / NewsyU.S.

Drop In WIC-Approved Stores Sends Families Scrambling For Formula

In Real Life: We Say Gay

In Real Life: We Say Gay

Ballot box observers in Arizona.

Election Skeptics Fall Far Short Of Goal To Observe 'Every Ballot Box'

Demonstrators march after the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Police, Paramedics Scheduled To Be Arraigned In Ketamine Death Case

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

In Real Life: Tomorrow’s Wave

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Undocumented Immigration Isn't Just A Red State Problem

Man holding riffle.

Federal Funds Coming For Red Flag Laws: What The Laws Do

A person types on a keyboard.
 Science and Health

Pioneering Privacy Law Runs Into More Trouble In Maryland

An ancestry DNA website.

Maryland Quietly Shelves Parts Of Genealogy Privacy Law

A medical setting

Newsy Investigates: Vague Health Exceptions In Abortion Bans

A man on a bicycle stops at a railroad crossing as a train passes.
Lauren Knapp / NewsyBusiness

Newsy Investigates: Increasing Incidents At Rail Crossings

A beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsyScience and Health

Erosion Is Turning Dream Homes Into Nightmares: Newsy Investigates

A woman looks over paperwork.
Patrick Terpstra / NewsyPolitics

Newsy Investigates: Surge Of Rejected Ballots In Texas

Cash, debit cards and guns seized in an unemployment insurance fraud investigation.
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector GeneralScience and Health

Newsy Investigates: The Slow Hunt For Stolen Unemployment Aid

Model depiction of the town of Louisville, Kentucky

The Model City: How Police Reform Failed In Breonna Taylor's Hometown

Air passenger in front of plane

Newsy Investigates: Unruly Air Passengers Avoiding Sky-High Fines

Matthew Heimbach voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, FileU.S.

Extremist Heimbach To Relaunch Hate Group, Says He Supports Violence

A worker at a shop in California
APScience and Health

New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Focus On Health Care

The suspect in a terror plot is named by an extremist fascist group as a leader
Kerr County Jail Records, Injekt Division Telegram ChannelU.S.

TX Sheriff: FBI Takes Over Case In Alleged Wal-Mart Mass Shooting Plot

CBP officers stand
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S.

Bad Cops Off Radar As Federal Agencies Don't Report Fired Officers

Former Virginia State Police Trooper Charles Hewitt
twitter / @JoshuaErlichU.S.

Police Misconduct Unreported, Unnoticed in National Registry


Minnesota Police Oversight Board Sees Reforms But Lacks Transparency

A performance at Oklahoma City's Tower Theatre
Courtesy: Tower Theatre, Oklahoma CityScience and Health

Curtain Yet To Rise On Relief Program For Shuttered Stages

A job center in California.
APScience and Health

Is There Really $1 Trillion In Unspent COVID Aid? Not Quite

A meeting of Generation Identity members
Generation Identity YouTubeU.S.

The Viral Global Movement Giving U.S. White Nationalists A Boost

Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators rally on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland, Ore.
AP Photo/Allison DinnerU.S.

U.S. Lists 71 Foreign Terrorist Groups — But No White Supremacists

Hundreds of "local news" sites with partisan backers are mapped in the United States
NiemanLab, Philip NapoliU.S.

These Websites 'Masquerade' As Local News, Share Partisan Messages