Lauren Sisler joined the WIAT 42 sports team in September of 2011.
A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Lauren was introduced to the Virginia Tech Hokies and Washington Redskins at an early age. Also kin to the Hall of Fame baseball player George Sisler, she quickly learned that sports were part of being a Sisler.
She enrolled in gymnastics at the age of 3 at Roanoke Academy and very quickly found out that was “her sport.” At the age of 9, she had worked her way up to Level 10 where she competed for 8 years before earning a scholarship to compete for Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. As co captain of the Scarlet Knight gymnastics team, Lauren earned accolades that included the Nobel Award and N4A Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award.
In 2006, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and began her pursuit of a sports broadcasting career. She decided to learn the television business from the ground up, starting as a freelancer at CNBC, then moving back to her hometown station, WDBJ7, where she was a photographer and editor. From there she signed on as the Weekend Sports Anchor at WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia and had the opportunity to cover a multitude of high school and college teams on both sides of the Ohio River.
Lauren is passionate about sports, but even more passionate about telling the stories of the coaches, athletes, and fans who make it more than a game. In 2013, Lauren received an ABBY Award and was named “Sports Anchor of the Year” by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.
In 2014 was named Best Sports Anchor by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.