Meet our New Emcee

Lauren Scala, FCRH ’04

Lauren Scala is a four-time Emmy Award-winning television host, reporter, and producer.

Her smart, fun, and down-to-earth approach to the job has landed her gigs hosting everything from 1st Look, NBC’s national travel show, to Beat Bobby Flay on Food Network. She has also made multiple appearances on The Kelly Clarkson Show and has served as an entertainment correspondent for Epix News.

A 2004 graduate of Fordham College at Rose Hill, Lauren has been a mainstay on NBC’s flagship station in New York City for 16 years. For more than a decade, she was an integral part of NBC New York’s morning news team as the traffic anchor on Today in NY and a reporter for the weekday lifestyle show New York Live, where she still appears regularly, mainly covering the city’s vibrant restaurant scene.

An intrepid traveler known for her solo adventures to the far ends of the globe, she has visited more than 40 countries. A true adventurer at heart, nothing brings her more joy than sharing the stories from her travels around the world.

In her free time, she volunteers with the sea turtle rescue program at the New York Marine Rescue Center and supports conservation efforts for both wildlife and the planet. She has earned several Emmy nominations for her stories on the environment and conservation.