Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal
Title: Freelance Writer, TV Producer, and Pop Culture Expert
Education: University of South Florida
Location: Fairfield, CT
Expertise: Pop culture, Wellness, Lifestyle


Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal’s 20+ years as a writer spans print, radio, TV, and digital. She began with a dream internship at Rolling Stone followed by a dream first job at the teen magazine CosmoGIRL!. Since then, she’s held editorial roles at Us Weekly, Inside TV, Sirius Satellite Radio, and OK!. Lauren has also contributed to dozens of national publications and online outlets including The Cut, Glamour, and Parents. She's also an author and podcast producer.

As a TV writer/producer, Lauren’s credits include story producer for Bravo’s Galley Talk and writer for the 'Behind the Episode’ editions of many E!/Bravo shows including The Real Housewives. After more than 15 years in New York City, Lauren now lives in Fairfield, CT (even though she still says “outside the city”) with her firefighter/paramedic husband and precocious daughter. Both keep her on her toes and give her plenty to write about—which is great since Lauren lives by Nora Ephron’s mantra, “Everything is copy!”

Family is what keeps me humble, provides my deepest inspiration, and helps me overcome my biggest challenges. With my family, I'm truly myself and grateful they "get" me!


University of South Florida, BA in Mass Communications with speciality in magazine journalism

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