Lauren Podell Biography
Lauren Podell is an American news presenter and reporter on WDIV-TV Channel 4. She is famous for being in the limelight after allegedly using a racist slur which cost the reporter her job. She had secured her position at Detroit news channel after having won a contest. She was born on 31st October 1985 in West Bloomfield.
Lauren Podell Age/Family
Luren was born on October 31st, 1985 ( she is 34 years old as of 2019 ) She was a single child, the daughter of parents – Father Doug Podell was a radio personality, famous for ‘Doc of the Rock’. Mr. Podell has 30+ years of successful experience in his field.
Lauren Podell Husband
Lauren is married to Husband Joel Wallis their wedding took place in September 2012.
Lauren Podell Education
She is a graduate from Oakland University with Departmental honors and has earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism as a major.
Lauren Podell Career
Lauren started as an intern at Local 4 before going to work as a traffic reporter. She joined the Local 4 News Team in December 2007. 2009, she covered a major story viz. the attempted bombing of a plane bound for Detroit.
2012, she covered the shooting of West Bloomfield police officer Patrick O’Rourke. In 2015, she served as grand marshal for Cruisin’ Gratiot classic war cruise in Eastpoint and was honorary chairwoman for ArtParty.
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Lauren Podell Controversy
Lauren was slammed for her taboo remark to co-worker, ‘I am tired of reporting on these n****rs killing each other in Detroit.’ Sam Riddle, a local political analyst, was offended with Podell’s remark & took to Twitter to voice his opinion.
During a live fire coverage a few years ago, she uttered the F-bomb, but inadvertently. Many people thought that the station overreacted on this issue. Podell’s Twitter account, @local4lauren has been deactivated as well and her bio page from WDIV’s site was removed.
Lauren Podell New Job
WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigned from her position at the station today, WDIV Vice President and General Manager Marla Drutz says in a company-wide email obtained by BLAC.
This week, word got out that a WDIV reporter used the word “nigger” in a conversation with another coworker.
Lauren Podell FOX News
Podell recently resigned from WDIC after she was reported to have said, “I’m tired of reporting on these n**gers killing each other in Detroit.” But she is already being considered for a position at FOX News
“I have been following Lauren’s work for some years,” said acting FOX News CEO Rupert Murdoch. “I’m sure she’ll fit right in here.”
Podell’s comments are similar to ones made by FOX New staffers. FOX commentator Bill O’Reilly once referred to Mexicans as wetbacks, and former employee John Gibson once told white people to have more babies.