Lauren Rainson

Published 03/03 2010 12:56PM

Updated 06/30 2015 08:02AM

Lauren Rainson
Lauren Rainson
Always interested in the weather, I studied Broadcast Meteorology at Eastern Illinois University. While I attended school at EIU, I worked at WEIU TV/FM PBS, as weather, news, and sports anchor, reporter, and news/sports production.

In August 2013, I was nominated and won first place in the Student Silver Dome Awards-Best TV Weathercast (Illinois Broadcasters Association). After getting my feet a little wet in the broadcast business, I started work as meteorologist and reporter at the NBC television station in Decatur, Illinois. Just more than one year later, I came across a much better opportunity here at WMBD TV as the morning/noon meteorologist! My first day at WMBD was July 28, 2014, and I'm absolutely loving it! Co-anchoring with Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills always makes for a fun morning at work!

Currently, I am working on my Masters in Geosciences (Meteorology/Geology/Geography/Oceanography), online, through Mississippi State University. I am on track to graduate Fall of 2016! My 3-year-old Saint Bernard, "Elsa," also keeps me occupied in my spare time. If you're out driving and see a great big Saint Bernard trotting along side a tiny girl, that is probably Elsa and me!     
Born and raised in Central Illinois, I am proud to continue serving the Central Illinois public! 
Thank you for inviting me into your homes every morning!
For weather updates and fun, "Like" my Facebook page "Lauren Rainson." I am also on Twitter @LaurenRainson. 

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