Lauren Bright Pacheco is a New York City-based writer and producer who started out in news radio. Over the years she’s worked as a reporter, on-air television talent, newspaper columnist, magazine writer and has received three Emmy Awards for her efforts as a daytime television producer. She co-hosted, narrated and produced the critically acclaimed first season of Happy Face, Murder in Oregon and The Murders at White House Farm podcasts.
She’s been researching her latest podcast, Murder in Illinois, for the past two years. It involves the heartbreaking 2007 murders of the Vaughn family and the subsequent arrest, trial and conviction of the lone survivor- the father- Christopher Vaughn. Murder in Illinois follows the complicated circumstances that led to Vaughn’s conviction, as well as the forensic evidence his supporters believe proves his innocence-in attempt to answer one question: Who killed the Vaughn family?
She also is the executive producer of Speed of Sound, the podcast that breaks down the stories behind the pop songs - and Wholly Human with LeAnn Rimes.