Lauren Ailles started is a MultiSkilled Journalist at NewsWest 9 as of January 2019.

Lauren was raised in Baytown, Texas. 

She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism.

At UTA, Lauren was heavily involved in their news program and traveling Broadcast Education Organization.

During her studies at UTA, she interned at NBC 5 in Fort Worth, under their consumer, “Responds” and investigative team. She also interned for Ryan Seacrest’s Red Balloon foundation at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas. 

Lauren has a passion for storytelling, traveling, playing volleyball, and hanging out with family and friends on her free time. 

She’s obsessed with musicals, Tim Burton films, and listens to the music she loves every opportunity she gets throughout her day. 

Lauren is excited to cover the latest news and all the heart-warming stories she can in the Permian Basin. 

If you have any story ideas, feel free to contact her through email, cell or Facebook.