Producer-Host: OTN Women's Sports Update
Lauren Helmbrecht is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism grad student with an emphasis in Sports Media and Communication from Spokane, WA. As an undergrad student at the University of Southern California, she held positions in several sports departments, including client service for the Los Angeles Clippers and marketing for USC Athletics. When she wasn’t wearing khakis and shooting the t-shirt cannon at football games, Lauren was walking backward as a campus tour guide. Following graduation, she spent two years as a production assistant and video editor for NFL Films and one year as an advertising copywriter for The GIST, a female-founded sports media start-up. She currently works as a BDJ Department instructional assistant and a feature production sports intern for the New York Post.
Outside of the classroom, Lauren can be found cooking penne alla vodka, listening to true crime podcasts, singing along to alternative and country songs, or staying up to watch her West Coast team’s late-night start times. A fierce advocate for women in sports, she hopes to use her platform as a broadcast journalist to highlight female athletes and her peers in the industry.