Lauren Barack is an award-winning journalist who writes about the impact of technology on business, education and society.
Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for the series, "Middle Class Crunch," Lauren investigated the economic impact on the middle class producing both video and text that hit 1 million views in its first week for MSN Money at launch.
She has written for Newsweek, Wired, Parenting, Inc., The San Francisco Chronicle, Quartz, KQED, the New York Post, The Daily Beast, Salon, Variety, Fortune, St. Petersburg Times, Men's Journal and others. Lauren also helped launch, staff and develop editorial for GearBrain, a news site focused on consumer technology, and ran Mothers On The Verge, a parenting blog featured on HuffPost.
A former television producer and writer, she segment produced comedy shows for Comedy Central, served as an associate producer on stand up shows for MTV, and worked as a script writer for TNT and VH-1.
Lauren has a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley, a BFA in filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts, and also studied genetics at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate. She is a master's student in Cognitive Neuroscience at The Graduate Center, CUNY. A former Poynter Fellow, Lauren earned a Pace Foundation Fellowship in Robotics, won an Eddie Award for her COVID-19 coverage at School Library Journal, and received an Associated Press Television Radio Association honor while in graduate school.