Lauren Magarino

Lauren Magarino

Lauren Magarino

Host

Lauren Magarino is host of 'The Why' on Scripps News, an hour-long show for the curious who seek deeper understanding of the stories and issues shaping our world. She joined Scripps News in 2018, and has since served as an anchor, producer and national correspondent. Magarino was raised in Miami, and is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, M-I-Z. When the on-air light is off, you can call her Lo Mags.

Recent Work
Generic image of a jack russell terrier dog.

Dog parents are on high alert amid theft spike

Visa credit cards.

What's behind America's record-breaking credit card debt?

People celebrate and raise glasses of champagne.

The rise of champagne and toasts

Stylist applying relaxer cream with a comb to natural long hair.

Are chemical hair relaxers safe?

An Alabama Senate committee discusses a proposal to draw new congressional district lines.

Is the Voting Rights Act at risk?

People walk through Reagan Washington National Airport.

How airlines prepared for holiday season after last year's meltdown

The OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen.

The next front in the AI wars: The courtroom

A sign announces Black Friday specials.

The history of Black Friday as record-breaking spending continues

The Rolling Stones performing.

Music concert tours have made a huge splash in 2023

Senators Graham,  Mike Lee discuss bill addressing Mexico drug cartels and foreign terrorist organizations.

Will US sanctions on Mexican cartels make a difference?

Bottles of wine are displayed.

Study shows alcohol-related mortality rates are rising faster in women

A pumpjack extracting crude oil.

How does international conflict affect oil prices?

Pumpkins carved to mark Halloween.

Unmasking the centuries-old evolution of Halloween

A selection of vintage clocks.

Can 'time change' legislation be passed?

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks to the media.

What does the speaker of the House actually do?

A person pressing the 13th floor button in the elevator.

Exploring hotel superstitions: The mystery of the missing 13th floor

Sen. Bob Menendez.

What makes a lobbyist?

The exterior of the MGM Grand hotel-casino.

Are recent cyberattacks a result of a worker shortage?

Pumpkin spice products.

The history behind pumpkin spice

Young girl working.

States ease teen employment laws amid rising child labor violations

Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C.

Giving grades an F? Some schools ditch traditional grades

China-Africa Leaders' Roundtable Dialogue at BRICS Summit.

Is BRICS the new world order?

A pot with onions, carrots and chicken bones

Organizations working to alleviate food insecurity and waste in US

Drivers wait in their vehicles in heavy traffic on Third Avenue on the east side of Manhattan in New York City.

New congestion pricing plan in Manhattan draws debate

Job applicants filling out forms.

How'd we get Black unemployment to near record lows, and what's next?

Zenek Luci

Cochlear implants are changing lives and sparking debate

UPS teamsters and workers hold a strike.

The surge of labor strikes as workers demand fairness and change

George Wallace speaks to two others.

The controversial history of third-party candidates

A person typing on a laptop.

Is technology moving too fast for online harassment legislation?

Hot dogs and buns

Why do hot dogs and buns come in different counts?