Lauren Jiggetts joined WGN Morning News as co-anchor of the 4am and 5am newscasts on July 10, 2017. Prior to WGN-TV, Lauren spent 10 years at NBC 5 in Chicago, in a variety of positions, most recently as the weekend news anchor. She also worked at Channel One News in L.A. and WLVI, the CW affiliate in Boston. While still in school, Lauren interned for WFLD-TV and CLTV.

Lauren received a national and regional Emmy in 2011 for her contribution to the station’s coverage of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal. She has also received multiple local Emmys. In 2015, she received the Irv Kupcinet Media Award at the 41st Annual Ed Kelly Foundation Gala.

Lauren is the daughter of former Chicago Bears offensive tackle and longtime sportscaster Dan Jiggetts. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University and she is a graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

Recent Articles
  • Loyola Ramblers’ biggest fan, 98-year-old Sister Jean, thrilled about team’s NCAA trip

    CHICAGO — The Loyola Ramblers are getting ready to play in their first NCAA tournament since 1985. The team arrived in Dallas Tuesday. Eleventh seed Loyola plays the 6th seed Miami Hurricanes Thursday afternoon.. It’s an extra special trip for the Ramblers’ No. 1 fan, 98-year-old Sister Jean! She’s been on WGN Morning News for many years giving her tournament picks. WGN’s Lauren Jiggetts spoke with her Wednesday about the excitement. Watch the full interview in the player above.

  • O.J. Simpson reveals ‘hypothetical’ murder details in 2006 interview

    O.J. Simpson gave what he says is a “hypothetical” take on the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. It was part of an interview recorded 12 years ago to promote Simpson’s book “If It Did It.” Fox aired the interview Sunday night. In the book, Simpson gives a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. In the interview,  Simpson shares his account for the very first time. […]

  • As scope of Weinstein conduct widens, questions of who knew

    NEW YORK — As the grim scope of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein continued to expand Wednesday, the organization that bestows the Academy Awards moved to distance itself from the film mogul, Ben Affleck was forced to defend his own previous actions, and scrutiny fell on who knew what about the Weinstein’s behavior over the decades it allegedly took place. A key and potentially volatile component of Tuesday’s New Yorker expose was the claim that “a culture of complicity” has […]

  • Madigan cancels session on education funding

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — House Speaker Michael Madigan canceled today’s legislative session to deal with education funding. Madigan was expected to call for an override vote on Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the school funding formula at today’s session. At issue in the veto is $500 million for Chicago Public Schools. Legislative leaders met in Madigan’s office for several hours yesterday. Republican leaders who left the meeting said progress was made, and they plan to continue negotiations on Thursday. Madigan […]

  • Lauren Jiggetts gets surprise call from her Dad, retired Bears player Dan Jiggetts, on first day at WGN

    CHICAGO — Lauren Jiggetts has officially joined the WGN Morning News team, but little did she know that a retired Chicago Bears player would be giving her a call on her first day. Lauren’s Dad is ex-Chicago Bears player, Dan Jiggetts. The retired offensive lineman surprised his daughter by giving the morning show a call and wishing her luck. “I don’t think I could be any prouder of my children,” Dan Jiggetts said.