Lauren Wendy Sánchez (born December 19, 1969) is an Emmy Award-nominated American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot and entrepreneur. Sanchez is a frequent guest host on The View, former co-host on KTTV Fox 11's Good Day LA and anchor on the Fox 11 Ten O'clock News, and anchor and special correspondent on Extra. Sánchez has also been a regular contributor on shows including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Showbiz Tonight. Sánchez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is of Mexican descent. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles to attend El Camino College in Torrance, California, where she wrote for the college newspaper. She made the dean's list at El Camino and qualified for a scholarship to the University of Southern California, where she majored in communications.