Lauren Frayer Biography
Lauren Frayer is an American journalist who serves as an International Correspondent, based in Mumbai, India for NPR News. She started a new NPR bureau in Mumbai, India’s largest metropolis, financial capital, and heart of Bollywood, in June 2018.
Lauren Frayer Age
Frayer likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Lauren Frayer Height
Frayer stands at a height of 1.6 meters.
Lauren Frayer Family
Frayer has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Lauren has any siblings.
Lauren Frayer Wife
Frayer is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Lauren being in any past relationship with anyone.
Lauren Frayer Net Worth
Frayer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Lauren Frayer Salary
Frayer earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Lauren Frayer NPR
Lauren was a frequent freelance contributor to NPR for seven years, stationed in Madrid, before migrating to India. She filled in for NPR bureau heads in Seoul, London, Istanbul, Islamabad, and Jerusalem during that time. She also appeared on Weekend Edition Sunday as a guest host.
Lauren covered the European economic crisis in Spain and Portugal when youth unemployment reached 50%. She highlighted a Portuguese opera singer-turned-protest leader, as well as a 90-year-old Spanish Civil War survivor who exhumed her father’s remains from a mass grave in the 1930s. As French police moved in on the Charlie Hebdo terror suspects, Lauren reported live on NPR’s Morning Edition from Paris.
Lauren spent nearly two months in the fall of 2015 following the flow of migrants and refugees across Hungary and the Balkans, including profiling a Syrian rapper among them. She spoke with a Holocaust survivor who credits one kind stranger with saving his life, and she snagged a rare interview with Geert Wilders, the Dutch far-right leader, by sandwiching her microphone between his bodyguards in Hague.
She also exposed NPR listeners to a Pakistani TV preacher, a Palestinian surfer girl in Gaza, and K-pop musicians running for president in South Korea. Lauren has also written for publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the BBC.
Her international career began in Cairo, where she worked as an editor on the Associated Press’ Middle East regional desk, covering the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Syria and southern Lebanon. She spent a year embedded with US forces in Iraq in 2007, for which she and her colleagues were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Associated Press.
Lauren took a year off from journalism to drive a Land Rover throughout Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town, sleeping in a tent on the roof of the vehicle. She was once featured on the top page of a Pakistani newspaper merely for riding her bike to work in Islamabad.
Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she was born and raised in a New York City suburb. She can communicate in Spanish, Portuguese, rusty French, and Arabic, and is also studying Hindi.
Frayer is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Richard Gonzales
- Eleanor Beardsley
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Deborah Amos
- Daniel Alarcon
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah