Lauren Ellis

Producer
Seeker, Group Nine Media

Lauren Ellis is a producer for Seeker, a science media company based in San Francisco. She produces a docu-series that profiles scientists and institutions on the frontlines of discovery, from the race to build a universal quantum computer, to the international hunt for the ghost particle, to how NASA’s visualization scientists recreate distant worlds.

Innately curious with a passion for storytelling, Lauren has built a career reporting on technological pivots and national movements. She developed stories for Al Jazeera America on illegal gold mining operations in Peru and tiger shark tagging tech in the Bahamas. Prior to that, she produced a live political news show on CurrentTV with two-term governor Jennifer Granholm, reporting on the Obama-Romney 2012 campaign. She got her start in media journalism as a case researcher at PBS Frontline, working side by side with an investigative reporter on the FBI’s use of informants in counterterrorism operations, which became a cover story for Mother Jones magazine.

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