Lauren Magarino

Lauren Magarino


Lauren Magarino is host of 'The Why' on Scripps News, an hour-long show for the curious who seek deeper understanding of the stories and issues shaping our world. She joined Scripps News in 2018, and has since served as an anchor, producer and national correspondent. Magarino was raised in Miami, and is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, M-I-Z. When the on-air light is off, you can call her Lo Mags.

Recent Work
A "for sale" sign is posted in front of a home.
Rich Pedroncelli, File / APU.S.

Why is there controversy over mortgage fees?

University of Texas

Republican legislatures targeting academic tenure at universities

New York police officers respond to the scene where a fight was reported on a subway train.
Paul Martinka via APU.S.

Is public transit becoming less safe?

Organ donor transplant form
Lea Suzuki / APScience and Health

How does the organ transplant system work?

Art expert and Co-Chairman of Sotheby's Master Paintings, George Gordon, discusses Portrait of a Man as the God Mars
Virginia Mayo / APLife

How do art appraisers place value on artwork?

Valentine's Day balloons are displayed.

Why is the heart the symbol of love?

People walk around a mall.
San Francisco Chronicle / APLife

Malls are adapting to customer tendencies, but can they survive?

A person types on a laptop keyboard
Elise Amendola / APU.S.

Why aren't keyboards in alphabetical order?

Taylor Swift poses in the press room
Jordan Strauss / APEntertainment

Why did concert tickets get so expensive?

Happy Kwanzaa

Why Are There Seven Candles For Kwanzaa?

Holiday decorations, including stockings, are seen at the Vice President's residence
Alex Brandon / APLife

Why Do We Hang Stockings Around Christmas?

A customer is handed Powerball tickets purchased at Lichine's Liquor & Deli in Sacramento.
Rich Pedroncelli / APLife

Why Does The Lottery Exist?

Bottles of McArthur Dairy Eggnog, a Dean Foods brand, are displayed at a grocery store.
Wilfredo Lee / APLife

Why Do We Drink Eggnog?

The Syracuse University campus is in Syracuse, New York
Ted Shaffrey / APU.S.

Why Is College Enrollment Dropping?

graphic of how often do you use your middle name

Why Do We Have Middle Names?

Robotic arms put in the electric vehicle powertrain into the Ariya model in the assembly line at Nissan's Tochigi plant
Yuri Kageyama / APBusiness

Why Are Factory Jobs Making A Comeback?

Applicants line up at a job fair.
Wayne Parry /APBusiness

Why Is Quick Quitting Gaining Momentum?

, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Phoenix, as they join others across the country picketing for better pay and job safety
Ross D. Franklin / APLife

Are Airlines Prepared For Holiday Travel?

Graphic that says 'unsolved cases'

Why Are People So Obsessed With True Crime?

President Joe Biden pardons Peanut Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House
Susan Walsh / APLife

Why Do Presidents Pardon Turkeys?

a box of RELPAX migraine pills manufactured by Pfizer are arranged for a photo in Doral, Fla.
Wilfredo Lee / APScience and Health

Why Are Migraines So Debilitating?

Border Patrol

Why Are Governors Busing Migrants?

Atlanta Braves' organist Matthew Kaminski plays an organ overlooking Truist Field before Game 4
Brynn Anderson / APSports

Why The Organ At Baseball Games?

pumpkin spice products ranging from cookies and donuts to candy and air freshener are shown in Atlanta.
John Bazemore / APLife

Why Is Pumpkin Spice Season So Popular?

A phone displays the Federal Emergency Management Agency application
Gregory Bull / APU.S.

How Can We Prepare For Deadly Floods?

Eye doctor looking at someones eye
NewsyScience and Health

Why Does Our Vision Get Worse As We Age?

Stickers, ear plugs and other free gifts are display at the U.S. Air Force recruiting tent prior to a NASCAR race
Charles Krupa / APU.S.

Why Is Military Recruitment Low?

The White House
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APU.S.

The Law Behind Presidential Records Belonging To The National Archives

A hospital bed
NewsyScience and Health

Understanding Maternal Mortality Risks For Black Women

A football stadium
Adrian Kraus / APSports

Why Do Governments Fund Sports?