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This profile was last updated on 10/17/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


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Local Address:  District of Columbia , United States
Ashburn Media

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Ashburn Media
  • Founder
    Daily Download
  • Board of Trustees Member
    Albright College


  • Bachelor's Degree
    Albright College
  • Master's Degree , Journalism
    Columbia University
112 Total References
Web References
These reviews are hosted by Howard ..., 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
These reviews are hosted by Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for Newsweek and Daily Beast and host of CNN's Reliable Sources, and by Lauren Ashburn, president of Ashburn Media and former managing editor for USA Today and Gannett Broadcasting.
Fox News contributor Lauren ..., 5 Dec 2013 [cached]
Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn: Credential crisis?
Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn has looked defensive of late. A frequent guest on Howard Kurtz's CNN media program before the pair decamped to Fox, Ashburn was the founder and editor of the news site Daily Download.
That site is now defunct and, when BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski asked her what happened with it, Ashburn didn't respond.
Good move, in all: Ashburn bootstrapped the Daily Download thing into television appearances and is now riding high, turning in regular hits on Kurtz's new program on Fox, "Media Buzz. Who cares if her Daily Download leadership stops being a useful credential?
And speaking of crumbling credentials, "Media Buzz" has changed its introduction of Ashburn for her appearances. In the first two months after the program launched in early November, she was routinely identified as a "Fox News contributor and a former managing editor of USA Today. Starting in November, however, she became a "Fox News analyst who writes the top Twitter talk column for"
Perhaps Fox News bagged the "managing editor" thing because it's misleading.
In May, the Erik Wemple Blog asked USA Today whether Ashburn had ever served as a "managing editor," a title that had been attached to her at least once on CNN programming. A spokeswoman for USA Today replied that Ashburn's last title at the organization was "Managing Editor/USA TODAY Live. It was incorrect, said the spokeswoman, to suggest that Ashburn was a "managing editor" of USA Today, a title that has a loftiness far in excess of Managing Editor/USA Today Live. USA Today Live produced USA Today segments for Gannett TV stations. Like Daily Download, it no longer exists.
No one can take issue with her current description. Ashburn is indeed a Fox News contributor, and here is her Top Twitter Talk column. Yet the dents to Ashburn's resume raise a question: Just what does she bring to CNN and Fox News's coverage of the media?
Slate's Dave Weigel yesterday delivered a dreary verdict, writing that Ashburn "has almost nothing to say about anything.
Kurtz, when pressed in May on his CNN show about why he'd worked closely with Ashburn on the Daily Download, cited her expansive television experience.
Focus, Determination Propel Boxer Floyd Mayweather, 26 Sept 2006 [cached]
Lauren Ashburn, executive producer and managing editor of Live, brought together a team of award-winning television sports journalists from around the country to produce, shoot and edit the series."We shot the series documentary style using a cinema verite' look to eliminate the barriers between the athletes and the audience," said Ashburn.
Albright College - Board of Trustees, 27 Sept 2008 [cached]
Lauren Ashburn '89
Lauren Ashburn '89, Managing Editor, USA TODAY LIVE, Washington, DC
Daily Download is founded by ..., 17 Oct 2012 [cached]
Daily Download is founded by Lauren Ashburn, President of Ashburn Media Company.
The videos are hosted by Howard Kurtz, who is also the anchor of CNN's Reliable Sources, and by Lauren Ashburn, president of Ashburn Media and former managing editor for USA Today and Gannett Broadcasting.
Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz on a sea change in presidential debate-watching: a Pew survey finding that one-third of those under 40 either were on Twitter and Facebook while watching the first Obama/Romney faceoff on TV or followed it exclusively on computers or mobile devices.
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