Lauren Scharf

Lauren joined the WAFF 48 team in August 2016 and is passionate about telling impactful and breaking stories. She is excited to learn and grow with the people of Alabama while she reports the stories that matter. Lauren started her television career in Kearney Nebraska at KHGI as a producer and reporter. She earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. While at Harding she played collegiate soccer for all four years and was team captain for two of those years. Lauren also interned at KATV Channel 7 in Little Rock and KMGH Channel 7 in Denver where she got to experience first-hand what it was like to be a reporter covering the Aurora theater shooting. Outside of the office, Lauren likes to work out, be outdoors, go to movies and kick the soccer ball around. She enjoys traveling and, since she’s originally from Colorado, she tries to hit the slopes as much as possible whether it’s snowboarding or skiing… Go Broncos!

Recent Articles by Lauren

  Former Florence student in substitute teacher sex case says he was threatened

Former Marine accused of traveling to AL for sex with minor

Relocation concerns with Huntsville public housing

Preview on Huntsville City Schools District 4 candidates

Plans underway to demolish Huntsville public housing complex

Decatur vet discusses dog fighting, local dumping site

Dead dogs dumped on Morgan County road fuel dog fighting speculation

Hearing aids lead to unique friendship at Madison County elementary school

Tuscumbia woman reported missing

Alabama Virtual Academy offers free online schooling

Huntsville man builds mental health nonprofit in late son's memory

Former Lauderdale County corrections officer charged with child abuse

Man shot, killed near Huntsville's Providence area

4-year-old injured at Huntsville day care

What parents need to know about 'juuling'

Hundreds join Toffee the puppy's thank you party

Searching for a Hurricane Harvey hero in north Alabama

Employee charged with having gun at south Huntsville Taco Bell

Former manager blames company, guns at work for Huntsville Taco Bell murder

Huntsville City Schools welcomes new buses