Lauren Knapp is a multimedia journalist and non-fiction storyteller and a genuine nerd for all things documentary. She began her career at the <i>PBS NewsHour </i>in Washington, D.C. where she worked her way from Desk Assistant to Reporter-Producer. It was there that she learned how to film and edit short news pieces and developed a real passion for interviewing. In 2011, she moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the support of a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship. She spent the year researching and filming a documentary on how Mongolian's have overcome the pressures of Soviet-style socialism, Orientalism, and globalization through rock music. Live From UB is currently in the final stages of post-production. Lauren moved to Pittsburgh in late 2012. She completed the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Flight School Fellowship in the spring of 2013 and worked as a freelance videographer, photographer and radio producer. Her work has been broadcast on WQED (Pittsburgh 360) and WESA (The Allegheny Front), and she's written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and POP City. She has also been involved with Pittsburgh Filmmakers as a mentor and instructor.
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