Lauren Hernandez

Lauren Hernandez

News Reporter, Los Angeles

Lauren Hernandez is a California native who expects to graduate in spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Hernandez, who works as a digital reporter for Cronkite News in Los Angeles, also has worked as a digital editor for the State Press and was president of the Odyssey Online ASU.

Latest from Lauren Hernandez

Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – Months without revenue have hurt independent music venues around the globe and multiple other professions within the music industry.


Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

LOS ANGELES – Young people stepped up on two fronts this Election Day: volunteering to replace older poll workers who feared exposure to COVID-19 and pushing more of their peers – an age group with historically low turnout – to register and vote.


Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance

LOS ANGELES – Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance


Proposition 208 on path to victory; would provide school funds that legislators have not

Proposition 208, which has roots in the statewide Red for Ed movement two years ago, would provide millions for public education by imposing a surtax on earnings over $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for couples. Opponents say this is no time for tax hikes on anyone.


Fire damage, ‘smoke taint’ add to challenges for Napa wineries during peak of harvest

LOS ANGELES – Napa Valley wineries have combated smoke taint, coronavirus restrictions and wildfire destruction in 2020, requiring experts to look at the future of wine and the impacts of climate change.


Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

LOS ANGELES – The race to deliver fresh foods during peak harvest season means farmworkers are facing the threats of climate change acceleration and COVID-19.


Chadwick Boseman’s death reveals cancer disparities in the Black community

African Americans have the highest mortality rate for all cancer combined, and Chadwick Boseman’s recent death has encouraged conversations about getting screened.