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Lauren Leamanczyk

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Lauren 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.

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Eastern America Steward Education Corp website (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Foreign Students Paying To Attend Mass. High Schools

The I-Team found the large numbers have given rise to an industry of education middlemen, some of whom operate with little or no scrutiny.


Tax return (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Scammers Using Phone Calls, Fake Emails To Steal Tax Returns

As tax filing season hits high gear, it’s more important than ever to be careful with your financial information.


IVF medication (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Fertility Drugs Being Sold On Black Market

The Internet is full of women buying, selling, and trading fertility drugs. It is an illegal and potentially dangerous market.


Essure (WBZ-TV photo)

I-Team: FDA Issues ‘Black Box’ Warning On Birth Control Implant Essure

The device will now come with a Black Box warning, which is the most severe designation before a drug or medical device is removed from the market.


Wrong Way sign with radar detection on RI highway (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Critics Say Mass. Not Doing Enough To Prevent Wrong-Way Crashes

Wrong-way crashes are more likely to result in death than any other type of traffic accident.



Lawsuit Claims PayPal Takes Sides In Disputed Transactions

Some users claim the company is taking sides when it comes to disputed transactions.



I-Team: Law Enforcement Concerned About All Cash Home Purchases

The federal government is now taking a closer look at some cash-only transactions, fearing they could be masking criminal activities.



ATM Safety Bills Stalled After Amy Lord’s Death

In the months after Amy Lord’s death there was a push for new laws requiring increased safety measures at ATM’s. But WBZ-TV found more than two years later, those bills have gone nowhere.


Heroin seized by police (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Stopping The Flow Of Heroin Into Mass.

The I-Team got an exclusive look at the daily fight on the street to stop drug deals.


Hepatitis C medication Harvoni (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Viewer Helps Woman Denied Lifesaving Hepatitis C Drug

Nichole, a 25 year old living with Hepatitis C, was desperate when she reached out to WBZ.




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