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NBC 5’s Jiggetts Finds Stories on the Late Shift

Lauren Jiggetts Photo

Lauren Jiggetts has worked her way up the ranks to become one of NBC 5 Chicago's top reporters. (Photo by Ambar Gilmore)

By Ambar Gilmore

Lauren Jiggetts may only be 28, but she’s already a veteran reporter in a tough Chicago TV news market.

Depending on the strength of the story, she will either produce a straight package or report her story live from the field. If she is reporting for the 10 p.m. newscast, she gets her assigned story at 3 p.m. At 11 p.m. she is usually preparing herself for stories on an upcoming day.

Jiggetts, a local reporter for NBC 5, reports for the evening newscasts, usually 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., but in case of breaking news, she must report for the 5 p.m. newscast as well.

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