Lauren Leamanczyk

WBZ-TV's Lauren LeamanczykLauren Leamanczyk is an I-Team Correspondent for WBZ-TV News and is part of the WBZ-TV award-winning team of investigative journalists.

Most recently, Leamanczyk has been a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WBZ-TV News. She started at the station in 2011 as New Hampshire Bureau Chief. Leamanczyk was part of the news team who in 2014 received both a Columbia DuPont Award as well as a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Prior to WBZ-TV News, Leamanczyk worked as a reporter at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, WI. She won multiple awards for writing and for breaking news coverage. While at WTMJ, she covered events throughout the Midwest and the nation. She spent a week reporting live from the Virginia Tech campus following the deadly mass shooting. Leamanczyk is experienced in political coverage and was a lead reporter on the 2008 Presidential Campaign. She reported live from the Iowa Straw Poll, Iowa Caucuses and from President Barack Obama’s election night rally in Chicago. She began her career reporting in Madison, WI and Columbia, MO.

Leamanczyk graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.

Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

You can reach Lauren at llleamanczyk@cbs.com.

A dog does a perimeter check. (WBZ-TV)

State To Tighten Security Ahead Of July 4 Celebrations

Federal Homeland Security authorities are increasingly calling for vigilance, some suggesting the terror threat is higher now than at any point since the September 11th attack.

06/29/2015

Kel Papaleo after the attack. (Photo credit: Kel Papaleo)

NECC Meningitis Survivor Brutally Beaten In Home Invasion

A victim of the massive outbreak caused by tainted drugs from New England Compounding Center was attacked in a brutal home invasion.

06/25/2015

Medical marijuana dispensary in Salem (WBZ-TV)

State’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Salem

It is the first place in Massachusetts to buy medical marijuana, even though the ballot referendum was passed back in 2012.

06/24/2015

Police officers following Santos Laboy near Storrow Dr. (Credit: Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson)

Davis: Police Not Trained To Shoot Suspect In Arm Or Leg

WBZ-TV Security Analyst Ed Davis says officers are trained to shoot for center mass.

06/22/2015

Tyler spent weeks at the hospital but he wasn't sick. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: 8-Year-Old’s Hospital Stay Highlights State’s Challenges In Autism Care

Vulnerable children in Massachusetts wind up being “medically boarded” simply because there is not a bed available to meet their psychiatric or behavioral needs.

06/15/2015

Playground with rubber mulch (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Playground Surfaces May Put Kids At Risk

Material designed to make playgrounds and turf fields safer for children, may actually be putting them at risk.

06/11/2015

Real Ham Bone by Dynamic Pet Products (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Packaged Bones Put Dogs At Risk

Two local families say a packaged bone they bought at a large discount store, nearly killed their beloved pets.

06/09/2015

A Brookline Police officer issues a citation to a cyclist. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Bicycle Citations Up, Accidents Down In Brookline

According to police, the number of bike related accidents fell when they issued more citations.

06/01/2015

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I-Team: Some Drivers Relieved, Others Outraged State Will Reverse Toll Fines

The state says there will be no refunds for the folks who already paid the steep toll fines.

05/29/2015

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I-Team: Boston Schools Fast-Track Plan To Purchase Safer Football Helmets

Boston Public School officials are taking steps to better protect its high school football players after an investigation by the I-Team.

05/28/2015

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