About Lauren Spuhler
Lauren Spuhler joined the News Sentinel in February 2005 as an online producer. In this role, she produced video, audio and multimedia packages, and worked to keep knoxnews.com fresh with breaking news content. She became assistant visuals editor in March 2011, and helps coordinate video and online operations.
She was part of a team that won back-to-back national Edward R. Murrow Awards for news video documentary.
Lauren is originally from New Jersey. She earned her Master's in journalism from Northwestern University and holds bachelor degrees in magazine journalism and English from Syracuse University. She has previously taught journalism classes at the University of Tennessee.
Lauren Spuhler: Smile: Life's camera focuses on new frame
Published 07/22/2012 at 3 a.m.
My first assignment for the News Sentinel was a collaboration with then-reporter Scott Barker called "Man and the Mountains." It was a story about the coal industry and the toll years of strip-mining had taken on the mountains.
Green Thumbs: Louisville retiree documents memories with garden plantings
Published 07/12/2012 at 5 p.m.
Every nook and cranny of Ray Hinkle's sloping lakeside garden in Louisville tells a story.A wave of purple verbena was planted along the backyard slope before his stepson married on the dock.
Brutally hot songs about heat
Published 06/27/2012 at 8:40 a.m.
Hot town, summer in the city. We'll be feeling it this weekend as the temperatures climb to 100 degrees. Embrace the heat with these "hot" tunes and share your own in the comments below.
Lauren Spuhler: Digital security threats touch all platforms
Published 06/24/2012 at 4 a.m.
By the time this column publishes, many Facebook users will have been prompted by the social network to sync their accounts with a mobile phone number.
Records for rainfall, high temperatures set in Knoxville this spring
Published 06/20/2012 at 8:04 a.m.
With limited days of heavy rain and above-normal temperatures, the month of May broke records in the Knoxville area.
Green Thumbs: Mom and daughter share passion and pride in Island Home garden
Published 06/14/2012 at 5 p.m.
When a nearly 100-year-old hemlock tree fell in Jane Cowart's yard in 2007, it crushed the wildflower garden she and her husband, George, had lovingly cultivated over 40 years on their Island Home property.
Lauren Spuhler: Viral videos cover a variety of subjects
Published 05/27/2012 at 4 a.m.
I was behind on my viral videos this month, only just watching the Harvard baseball team's YouTube hit on Monday morning.
'Tookie' forum part of 'The Hubert Smith Radio Show' on WUTK
Published 05/19/2012 at 6 p.m.
A community forum held Tuesday night at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center will be the topic of conversation on a Sunday morning radio show.
National Bike to Work Day observed on Market Square
Updated 05/18/2012 at 10:11 a.m.
Dozens of Knoxville-area residents rode their bikes to Market Square this morning to observe National Bike to Work Day.
Green Thumbs: Seymour gardener's bargains transform back yard into secret surprise
Published 05/17/2012 at 5 p.m.
Plants and animals find a second chance at life in Chante Watkins' backyard garden. She's built a home for eight adopted dogs, two potbelly pigs and thousands of plants purchased on clearance.
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