Lauren Lee White is a reporter covering criminal justice, public policy, and issues that affect women and families. She is adjunct faculty at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and her work has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, The Appeal, the Christian Science Monitor, and others. 

In 2018, she was awarded a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to report on sexual misconduct at the Los Angeles County women’s jail. Lauren was a John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellow at the Center on Media, Crime and Justice in 2016 and a Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy in 2015.

Previously, she worked as a documentary filmmaker in New York City, where she made award-winning short films and was an instructor with the Tribeca Film Institute, the JFK Center for Performing Arts, Downtown Community TV Center, and Artistic Noise. She held artists’ residencies in Paris, Marnay-sur-Seine, and Belfast.

Lauren lives in Los Angeles, California.