Lauren Wallenfels is the Jewish News‘ new Cable & Streaming TV writer.
My name is Lauren Wallenfels and I am a junior at Michigan State University. I am from originally from Buffalo, New York, but I was drawn to MSU by the school spirit and sports. I am studying broadcast journalism with a focus in entertainment. Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in entertainment news. I used to read magazines and report my findings to friends and family. That’s what kick-started my interest in a career in entertainment journalism. My goal is to eventually become a reporter and broadcast from entertainment events, like the Red Carpet.
Naturally, with an interest in entertainment, I’ll be focusing my writing on cable and streaming TV.
There is so much pleasure that comes from watching something on TV. It allows you to kick back, relax and forget about all the stress in your life. I can’t wait to watch for the ways Judaism is immersed into TV culture and how it’s portrayed. Some of my personal favorites are shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” “Criminal Minds” and other similar shows.
I have lots of experience with writing.
I write for Michigan State’s fashion magazine, VIM Magazine. In addition, I interned for The Jerusalem Post in Tel Aviv last summer. It was amazing to live in such a cultural city and get to work for such an amazing publication. I was able to gain a lot of professional experience, have work published and conduct interviews. It allowed me to get real-life work experience in the journalism industry. It was an overall amazing experience and one that I would love to be able to do again.
I love writing, entertainment and Judaism and I am so excited to be able to incorporate all three into one piece.