Lauren Bavis

Lauren Bavis

Lauren Bavis (she/her/hers) joined the Newhouse School in Fall 2023 as a faculty fellow in the magazine, news and digital journalism program.

She teaches classes in news writing, reporting and multimedia projects.  

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Bavis was digital managing editor at WFYI, the public media station of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Side Effects Public Media, a Midwest health reporting collaboration. Before becoming an editor, Bavis was an investigative reporter for Side Effects. She started her journalism career as a health reporter for the Bloomington (Indiana) Herald-Times. 

At Side Effects, Bavis co-created and co-hosted a nationally distributed investigative series called "Sick," a podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. She is working on a book based on her reporting. 

Her work has been recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association, the Hoosier State Press Association and the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors. Bavis and her team at Side Effects were named Indiana's "Journalists of the Year" in 2019. 

Bavis has a B.S. in mass communication from Towson University.