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Lauren Berman is a Rowan University graduate that joined the PHL17 News Team in 2015. Lauren is a South Jersey native that is passionate about our area and that passion comes through in her work.

When not making news for the station, Lauren can be seen acting within the Philadelphia theatre community

Recent Articles
  • The Latest In Spring Beauty & Fashion Essentials

    Spring is officially here and it’s time to hit refresh on our daily beauty routines. Beauty expert Kate De Ponte has the best in beauty products and daily routines for us! Spring is here and it’s time to shed those winter layers and reveal your most beautiful self. Sloughing off dead skin is key and the Exuviance Performance Peel AP25 expertly exfoliates with a 25% blend of alpha & poly hydroxy acids to remove dead surface layers and reveal a more radiant […]

  • March Renewals: Spring Beauty Products For A New You!

    Spring is finally here and it’s time to update your beauty routine. We had the chance to talk to beauty expert, Cheryl Kramer Kaye, about her favorites picks for this season. “Let’s start with a spring cleaning of our skin with the ultimate, pore purifying ingredient, charcoal. You will find it in Biore’s Self Heating One Minute Mask, which is like a mini facial for your skin. When you activate this mask with water it heats up, which not only […]

  • Transformation of the Westmont Theater into a Planet Fitness

    It has been a long and strenuous road to transform the Westmont Theater, but the historic landmark has finally opened its doors once again. This time as a 24-hour Planet Fitness. PHL17’s Lauren Berman takes a look back at the theater’s rich history and it’s $3 million renovation.

  • ‘Hungry Harvest’ launches in Philadelphia, joins fight against food waste and hunger

    PHILADELPHIA — Twenty percent of perfectly edible food is thrown out in the United States.  Hungry Harvest is a company working to end that statistic, and it’s now officially delivering in Philadelphia. CEO Evan Lutz founded Hungry Harvest in 2014 out of his dorm room at the University of Maryland. After receiving $100,000 from Robert Herjavec on Shark Tank in 2015, the compnay spread it’s roots to Virginia and D.C., including an official launch in Philadelphia at the beginning of […]

  • DIY Zombie Makeup you can do at home!

    Just a little gelatin, Elmer’s glue and some Ramen noodles can turn you into a horrifying zombie in less than 20 minutes. PHL17’s Lauren Berman and Jenna Meissner caught up with Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls makeup director, Lauren Palmer for a beginner and intermediate zombie look! What you will need: Matte eye shadow palette Red, dark purple & blue lipsticks Concealer 3 shades lighter than your skin tone Tissues Glue Ramen Noodles (oatmeal/cereal work too) Gelatin & […]

  • Philadelphia’s When In Need Foundation gears up for ‘Mission of Mercy’ medical trip to Nigeria

    “We wanted the world to see that it really doesn’t take much, it really doesn’t take a huge amount of money to touch…thousands of lives.” Chetachi Ecton, founder of the When In Need Foundation nonprofit, has made it her life mission to help others, and she wants you to know it’s not hard to do it too. “My team is really really small, and every mission we do, we do ourselves.” says Ecton, speaking of herself and her three colleagues. “We […]

  • Warning Signs of Seasonal Depression

    “Good morning Audrey, thanks for joining us. We’re talking about seasonal depression, and it’s something that can be overlooked very frequently. Can you talk about how it affects us?” “Absolutely. Seasonal Affective Disorder is very much like and similar symptoms to general year-round depression. It can be mild, make you want to feel a little bit sad, down or lethargic – or it can be quite intense and interfere with day to day activities. You know, about twenty-one percent of […]

  • Olympic Gold Medalist Kelsi Worrell returns home to celebration party

    Westampton, N.J. – Hundreds gathered at Tarnsfield Swim Club for a meet-and-greet with Olympic Gold Medalist and former Tarnsfield Torpedo, Kelsi Worrell on Saturday. Worrell, a native of Westampton and graduate of Rancocas Valley High School, won a gold at Rio as part of the women’s medley relay swim team. PHL17’s Lauren Berman has more. Worrell helped the United States advance to the Women’s 4x100M medley relay finals by swimming the third leg of the preliminary race in an impressive […]

  • Philadelphia native in need of a kidney transplant reaches out through social media

    Brigantine, N.J. – Pasquale Azzara Jr., 51, is a South Philadelphia native living with stage 5 kidney failure. “As of my last visit, I probably have 5 weeks, 6 weeks before they start putting me on dialysis.” says Azzara. “I have three girls, I have a wife, we have a little baby grandson now. I found out that I had Kidney Disease five years ago, and it’s been the struggle all the way through until now.” Azzara is one of nearly […]

  • The Camden County NJ Miracle League helps the disabled experience baseball

    CHERRY HILL, NJ – It’s more than just baseball. That’s the motto of the Camden County NJ Miracle League, a league for individuals ages 5 and up living with mental and physical disabilities. “It’s about forming bonds with the players,” says Joe Levin, a volunteer of the Miracle League. “The baseball part is just to draw people here. But the main idea of Miracle League is to get people with disabilities and give them friends, and give them a reason […]