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.

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Jack Loiselle (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Caseload Continues To Increase For DCF Workers

The Department of Children and Families was involved with the boy who was allegedly starved by his father.


Martin Finch (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Man Posing As Engineer Allegedly Scammed More Customers

A man claiming to be a licensed engineer that the I-Team exposed last year appears to be at it again, despite a court order not to.


Green Line (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Many MBTA Passengers Getting Free Rides

For several days in a row, the I-Team watched as passengers got on board the Green Line trolleys for free.


Patti Mahoney. (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: NH Woman To Ride In Fourth Of July Parade After Heart Transplant

The I-Team discovered that New England transplant patients wait longer than almost anyone in the country for organs.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.