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Lauren Naru

location-pin New York, NY

School: Fordham University

Expertise: Food News; Entertaining

Lauren Naru

  • 20 years in the digital publishing and marketing world, 6 years of which have been spent freelancing for Taste of Home
  • Owns her own cookie company called Claire’s Custom Cookies which serves the Hudson Valley region of New York


Lauren has been working in media relations for 20 years and branched into freelance food writing in 2016. Her work for Taste of Home covers subjects like gift guides, sales and must-have kitchen items. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley region where she spends time writing, working in marketing and volunteering at her local community center. In her spare time, Lauren is hard at work mixing batter and piping intricate designs for her custom cookie business, Claire’s Custom Cookies. Outside of working and designing cookies, Lauren loves to spend time with her family and adorable dog, Murphy.


Fordham University, bachelor's in communication and media studies

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