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Lauren Bavis

Reporter, Side Effects Public Media

Lauren Bavis is an investigative reporter based at WFYI in Indianapolis. She was part of the Side Effects Public Media team named Indiana’s Journalists of the Year in 2019 by the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. With Jake Harper she co-hosts Sick, a podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Bavis graduated from Towson University and moved to Indiana in 2012, where she began her career as a newspaper reporter. She previously reported on health and social services and was the digital projects and social media editor for The Herald-Times in Bloomington. She can be reached at