Lauren Hepler is the economic development reporter for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, where she covers topics including sports business, technology and public policy. She has reported extensively on the San Francisco 49ers’ new $1.3 billion Santa Clara stadium and the ways technology is changing professional sports.
Lauren’s past work has been published by national outlets such as Slate magazine and Congressional Quarterly. Her original reporting has also been cited by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Lauren is a graduate of George Washington University’s journalism program. She lives in Santa Cruz, Calif., and is currently attempting to learn how to surf.