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.

NBOMe (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Teen Dies After One Hit Of Designer Drug NBOMe

Local police departments, district attorneys and federal drug agents are sounding a warning about a powerful designer drug that’s growing in popularity among teenagers.

05/19/2015

Terrorism suspect (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Targeting Homegrown Radicals In New England

The I-Team has learned investigators have several active investigations into would be terrorists in every state in New England.

05/14/2015

Elite Puppies in Webster (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Webster Shop Still Selling Sick Puppies

The I-Team investigates Elite Puppies in Webster for allegedly selling sick and malnourished dogs.

WBZ-TV–05/08/2015

Body camera on police officer. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Mass. Police Departments Buying Body Cameras

The I-Team has learned some Massachusetts police departments are pushing forward with plans to put cameras on cops.

04/30/2015

Trinity Day Academy in New Bedford (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: New Isolation Room Law May Not Protect All Students

The state imposed new regulations that will take effect next year, restricting the use of seclusion and restraint in Massachusetts public schools.

04/28/2015

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I-Team: Department Store Deceiving Customers With Fake Gems?

Some customers are being led to believe they are buying real rubies rather than simple colored stones.

WBZ-TV–04/24/2015

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I-Team: Mass. Judge Says GPS Bracelets Are Flawed

Thousands of convicted felons are monitored by GPS ankle bracelets, but one Massachusetts judge says they are so flawed, she won’t be using them anymore.

04/23/2015

The super-maximum-security federal prison in Florence, Colorado, 100 miles south of Denver.  (Photo credit BOB DAEMMRICH/AFP/Getty Images)

I-Team: Former Warden Says Death Is Better Than Life In Supermax

It is as isolated as the prisoners who call it home. The prison called ADX Florence is a tomb for the living.

04/21/2015

Set of "RIPD" (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Insurance Companies Cashing In On Mass. Film Tax Credit

The I-Team found that many companies cashing in on the tax credit have nothing to do with making movies.

WBZ-TV–04/13/2015

Beagles (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Dogs Used For Medical Research May Never Go Outside

Massachusetts is a hub of medical research and much of that science relies on animal testing, including the use of dogs.

02/16/2015

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