Lauren Abbate is a Maine-based journalist with a background in both news and features reporting. Presently, she is working as a features reporter for the Bangor Daily News, a statewide daily newspaper, covering local agriculture and sustainable living. Prior to joining the BDN, she was a staff writer at the Morning Sentinel, a regional daily newspaper based out of Waterville, Maine. While at the Sentinel, she covered breaking news, courts and crime, enterprise stories and general assignment features.
Lauren graduated from the University of Maine in 2015 with a B.A in journalism and political science. While at the University of Maine, she was a staff writer and news editor for the Maine Campus, UMaine’s independent student newspaper. During her undergraduate studies, she was also a features intern at the Bangor Daily News.