Ohio native joins WDTN-TV

DAYTON — WDTN-TV has announced the addition of Ohio native Lauren Wood to the “2 NEWS Today” team.

Wood comes to 2 NEWS from Youngstown, where she’s been an anchor for “WKBN 27 First News,” a sister station of WDTN-TV.

Wood was born and raised less than two hours from Dayton in Cheshire and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ohio State University.

“We’re excited to have an Ohio native join our morning team,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV vice president and general manager. “We think the viewers of Dayton are going to love Lauren’s enthusiasm and energy.”

“It’s heartwarming to be moving back to my grandma’s hometown and the place where my grandparents started their life together,” said Wood. “Everyone has a story, and it’s an honor when people trust us to tell those stories. I couldn’t be more excited to join the ‘2 NEWS Today team.’”

Wood will be joined by John Seibel and Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik beginning Sept. 25 to co-anchor “2 NEWS Today” beginning at 4:30 a.m. and “2 NEWS Today” on Dayton’s CW from 7 to 9 a.m.

“Lauren’s Ohio roots will make for an easy transition to the ‘2 NEWS Today’ team,” said Loni Blandford, news director of 2 NEWS. “Her years of experience and passion to share the stories of those in the community are an asset.”

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