Lauren Taylor (journalist)
Lauren Taylor is a British broadcast journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English.
Taylor was educated at the Lycée international de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. She graduated with an MA from the University of Oxford. She then obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the City University in London. As well as her native English, Taylor is fluent in German and Italian and also speaks French[fluently?] and Arabic.
- ITV News
Taylor joined ITV News in 1992 as a graduate trainee. She covered events such as the death of Princess Diana, the IRA bombing in Manchester, and ETA violence in Spain. In 2004, she became a political correspondent and reported on the 2004 US Presidential Election. The following year, she broadened her experience by becoming an economics correspondent, reporting on a range of business stories.
- Al Jazeera English
She now works primarily as a London anchor on the flagship programme Newshour, presenting news of events across Europe and also conducting live interviews for updates and breaking news. She returns occasionally to Doha as a relief-anchor. Taylor is also seen on Al Jazeera America during that channels simulcast of newshour.
When based in Doha, Taylor also did stints as a field-correspondent, reporting on terrorism in Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. She also worked in Iraq, as an embedded-journalist with a US army unit searching for Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in Baghdad.