Lauren Scharf

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

  Testimony reveals grisly details in Madison County double murder

  Police arrest pregnant car theft suspect who jumped off I-65 bridge

  1-day-old puppies survive Huntsville house fire

  Florence missionaries return from Haiti

Keeping pets safe and cool during the summer

50-foot hole that trapped Toffee covered

Ancestry DNA helps Huntsville man find birth father

  Huntsville family says AT&T destroyed their yard

  Local 10-year-old speaks about immigration

  Swimming instructor explains life jacket concerns