Lauren Serrato
Lauren Serrato
News Reporter, Phoenix

Lauren Serrato is an Arizona native who expects to graduate December 2020 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Serrato received her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from Wagner College in New York and has worked and interned with the Pac-12 Network, The Arizona Republic and Times Media Group.

Latest from Lauren Serrato

Medical schools face calls for more change as states declare racism a threat to public health

PHOENIX – As states declare racism a public health crisis and launch efforts to address institutional racism, experts are looking to medical schools to combat disparities in health care.

Election updates: Voters defy COVID, misgivings to make their voices heard

Millions of Arizona residents have already voted in this swing state but people are showing up in person at polls around Arizona to vote for President Trump or Joe Biden for president, for or against Proposition 207 to legalize recreational marijuana and Prop 208 to fund education.

‘She couldn’t get her head above water’: Pandemic adds to challenges for family caregivers

PHOENIX – More than 50 million caregivers in the U.S. help loved ones with dementia or other ailments. It’s a grueling job anytime, but with support programs closed, the pandemic is taking an extra toll.

‘Long-haulers’ battle COVID-19 for months, but research into why is scant

PHOENIX – While the average person with COVID-19 recovers within weeks, there is growing awareness of patients whose symptoms last far longer. These “long-haulers” may face organ damage or such debilitating symptoms that even climbing a flight of stairs can set them back.