Lauren Alvarez is a visual producer, writer, journalist, creative consultant and a curator of music content and culture based out of Los Angeles. 

She currently works at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter as a content manager, where she helps spearhead and produce daily news videos for both platforms. She has served pivotal roles on special series for the brands, including THR's Emerging Hollywood, hosted by Charlamagne tha God, and THR's Official Golden Globes Live Show in partnership with HFPA.


Lauren, a true lover of West Coast hip-hop, is an expert in the genre and culture, frequently contributing to Forbes and Billboard for their respected verticals. She has exclusively interviewed the likes of Diddy, Donald Glover, Ice Cube and G-Eazy. She recently served as one of the writers for Complex's 8-part docuseries Tekashi 69 vs The World, curated specifically for Snapchat. 

Her prior experience in digital media includes NBC Universal, ABC-7 Eyewitness News, CBS Radio, and WhoSay. Her extensive background has helped her serve as a creative and business consultant for other creatives, business and brands in Los Angeles. She started LRN by EL LAY to help empower and transform through the art of learning. 

A music and pop culture connoisseur, she's passionate about seeking out overlooked stories and creating content to inspire others to reach their full potential. She was born and bred in the 562.



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