Lauren Horsch is a Minnesota native and a 2014 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated with dual degrees in news-Internet journalism and rhetoric. Prior to coming to The Herald-Sun she worked as a breaking news reporter for the Des Moines Register and a staff writer for The Daily Herald in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. While at Drake she served as editor-in-chief of its newspaper, The Times-Delphic. Lauren came to The Herald-Sun in late-May 2014 to cover crime in Durham.