Lauri Freking

Lead Trainer & Training Innovation Advisor
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Lauri combines her wealth of training experience with her journalism background to provide fresh perspectives and customized training that gets results. Since 2004, Wixted clients have trusted her candid and professional communication coaching.

Lauri has a dozen years of experience in television news and video production in the public and private sectors. She worked as a television news reporter, photographer and video editor for the NBC affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa, and the CBS affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin, where she ran the station’s news bureau. As a general assignment reporter, Lauri covered a broad range of news events ranging from human interest stories to crime and business news.  As a producer and writer for Iowa Public Television, Lauri created award-winning educational content for K-12 schools and produced content for local programs.  A familiar face to Iowans, Lauri is a past host for Festival, IPTV’s fundraising broadcast. 

Lauri is a graduate of Iowa State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.