Lauren Thompson hails from Orlando Florida, where she was born and raised within a close-knit family. The Daughter of a former nurse and teacher, and a member of the class of 2000' Lauren graduated from Bishop Moore High School. She chose to stay local to Florida, and enrolled for college at the University of Central Florida on an Academic Scholarship. Lauren was a member of the Generation Donation, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, and served on the PanHellenic Executive committee. She graduated in 2005, with Order of Omega Honors.
Being raised in the world of Science and following in her Mother's footsteps, Lauren was set on becoming a nurse, but her ambitions quickly changed after trying her skills in local modeling & spokesperson projects. Regular print work soon followed, but Lauren was looking for a different kind of challenge. With few a commercials and some voiceover work, she found the perfect fit.
Lauren loves reporting, researching, and the producing on-camera television projects. Her first role- launching her interest into National television- was as the backstage interviewer for Spike TV professional wrestling’s “Total Nonstop Action”. Not one to step in the ring, Lauren enjoyed the live reporting at sold out arenas and weekly television broadcasts.
Lauren found the world of wrestling to be an interesting industry. Her experience on the Spike TV hit show was priceless, and trained for high-rating programs. Since then, she has joined forces with NBC Sports and Golf Channel. Lauren was a late addition to the game of Golf, and picked up a club for the first time as a Sophomore at UCF. She played casually for the following years with what she calls "...a softball step-through". When Golf Channel called, she knew it was time to take her game to to the next level. Now, after four years with the network, she is a self-confessed "golf nut", and takes regular lessons with Andy O'Brien at Windermere Country Club.
One of her favorite parts of the job? “Hearing about others who are also taking this game ‘head on’. Golf is not easy-it will challenge every bit of you- but that's what keeps us coming back for more. It's a game you can take up at any age, and enjoy for the rest of your life”, says Lauren. “The game grows with each new golfer, and my job is promote the game.”