Lauren Podell is an American journalist and reporter who rose to fame like the speed of an electron and subsequently had a great fall with her career just at the same rate she rose. She was formerly acknowledged for her utterances and irreproachable speeches on-air. However, she experienced a big fall after making racist statements about a particular Detriot incident. Before going further, we would detail you about her biography, husband, rise to fame as well as the slander that cost Podell her job. Read on…
Lauren Podell – Bio
It was on the last day (31st) in the month of October 1985 that Lauren Podell was born. It is quite ironical that a talker like Lauren Podell has successfully concealed the very details of her place of birth, parents, siblings, and early life. Some sources say that she is an American but this is yet to be confirmed. The identity of her father which was recently unraveled states that he is a radio personality known as Doug Podell. He works with WCXS and has played as the station’s DJ for several years.
Lauren Podell is amongst the few children born in her time who were opportune to have a formal education. Although the details of her high school years and institutions she attended are currently not known; it is already known that she was a scholar at Oakland University. Having trailed the same path as her father, the young and talented Lauren has since pursued a career in journalism. She bagged a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Communications and Journalism from Oakland University.
After bagging her degree, Lauren Podell underwent an internship program at Local 4 station before she was finally recruited to the team as a staff. She was quite submissive at her place of work and oftentimes covered and reported lots of news headlines.
During her stay at the station, she covered the bombing plot on a plane in Detroit and covered the shooting of a police officer, Patrick O’Rourke. In 2015, she rendered her services as a grand marshal for Cruis’n Gratiot Classic war cruise in Eastpoint and was honorary chairwoman for an art party.
What Happened To Her, Why Did She Resign?
While working for WDIV-Channel 4 news, Lauren Podell excelled at her job but had a few flaws. She oftentimes used foul languages in expressing herself freely. One of her major slurs landed her in trouble 6 months after she used the N***rs word while reporting from the scene of the killings in Detroit. Her remarks later got out with many having different views of what she said 6 months later and this led to a series of issues.
A few of her viewers saw her statement as nothing while others took it as quite irrational. While the internet boiled, the remarks of the Detriot activist and political consultant, Sam Riddle on Facebook was not overlooked. He expressed himself bitterly insinuating that she had countlessly used foul languages and had gotten away with her act. So, he alongside other protesters demanded an apology from the station to the people of Detroit.
To calm the uproar, the Detriot Free Press publicly stated that the station management had cautioned the reporter and has also given out disciplinary measures to her. Lauren subsequently decided to quit her job saying it is unacceptable.
Meanwhile, despite that Lauren Podell resigned from her job, Riddle and a few other protestants had gone ahead to showcase their rivalry with the statement made by the reporter. The reporter’s twitter account with the station was subsequently deactivated as well as her biography page on the station’s website.
Sometime in 2018, Lauren filled in for her dad at WCXS playing as the station’s DJ. Her performance was quite remarkable with her stating that she felt honored taking up the job. As of now, no one is quite sure about what is ongoing in the reporter’s life.
Lauren Podell’s Husband
The stunning reporter, Lauren Podell is a happily married woman. She tied the knot with her longtime sweetheart, Joel Wallis in September 2012. While the couple has been married over six years, there is a dearth of information regarding their relationship. More so, there are no much details about her husband and what he does for a living. Since Lauren has been tight-lipped on her personal life, it is hard to tell if they have kids or not. The much we know is that the couple has been enjoying a blissful union and there is no sign of divorce between them.