Lauren Kelly

Houston Life Correspondent

Lauren Kelly is a native Houstonian and a veteran in the broadcasting industry. She is a reporter for KPRC 2’s lifestyle show Houston Life and has been a part of the show since 2016, but she got her start by chatting with Houstonians over the radio airwaves nearly 20 years ago.

Lauren began her career as a disc jockey at 96.7 KHFI/KISS FM in Austin. She came back to Houston’s 104.1 KRBE, 94.5 The Buzz, HOT 95.7, and MIX 96.5. Throughout her years on the radio, Lauren has interviewed big names like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lizzo and Justin Timberlake.

Lauren began contributing to KPRC 2’s Houston Life as a guest on their "Trending Topics" segment, where local DJs took turns presenting… well… topics that were trending. She was recognized for her TV talents and was asked to serve as fill-in correspondent. In 2019, she made the full-time switch to KPRC 2.

Lauren has taken viewers behind the scenes at Rodeo Houston, taught us how to saber champagne bottles, and introduced us to some of the trendiest restaurants in town, only to continue finding hidden gems. 

What Lauren enjoys most is spreading the word about her hometown, and covering stories about the people, food and things to do here.

Lauren got married in October of 2022. She and her husband Gabriel met through the radio station in 2017.

When she's not at work, Lauren is usually playing with her dogs Minnie and Buddy or being the favorite aunt to all eight of her nieces and nephews.