New Media Photojournalist and Producer 

LAUREN AGNELLI

email: leagnelli (at) comcast.net phone: 860.204.1405


  


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Lauren Agnelli is renowned for her expertise in getting to the heart of a matter, writing and shooting entertainingly about a wide array of subjects including music, food, nature, the supernatural, film, and politics. 

Agnelli excels in communications as well as in creativity, especially as a journalist and songwriter.  Her solid background in generating ideas, planning and coordination, journalism, and effective promotional writing are earning Agnelli an excellent reputation, worldwide via the web.  Her varied talents and skills come into play when putting together all the steps that comprise a successful project/production.  Agnelli tells stories with an engaging style that doesn't skimp on depth of content. 

Originally a New Yorker, Agnelli was first published in the Village Voice at the age of 18 as rock writer Trixie A. Balm, "the downtown Joyce Maynard."  She went to school in the city and obtained a B.A. in Creative Writing/English from the CUNY B.A. Program (after first attending SUNY Purchase & Hunter College).  While in school, she worked as a freelance writer, amassing a sizable portfolio of highly regarded press clippings.  Since college days, her professional work has included publishing work both in journalism (for The Village Voice, Creem Magazine, Gig, others) and in songwriting (ASCAP writer/publisher with over a hundred songs written/co-written recorded). 

With over 300 articles published, Agnelli especially loves doing interviews.  She's published over two hundred interviews so far, recently with Connecticut luminaries Lary Bloom and Dr. Mel Goldstein.  Musical interviewees include Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Livingston Taylor, and Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac).  

 

She has mastered the 500 word review, the one page press release, the 800 - 1600 word interview feature. She has designed and written copy for five websites.  Above all, she's never missed a deadline.  Additionally, she films and produces short video content, often for Patch.com and the Journal Register companies.

 

Agnelli lived and worked in New York City all of her life until, in 2003, she moved out of New York City to Connecticut to attend graduate school, earning a Master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport (2004) and a teaching certificate.  She taught English and a Language Arts Lab at two different Connecticut high schools, and realized after two years that teaching wasn't a good fit. Since then, Agnelli returned to freelance writing and writing copy for websites and her blog . In 2005, she met her husband, Matthew Male, and moved with him to Chester, CT-- a place of destiny, as there were previous Agnelli ancestors who'd lived in town.  Lauren and Matthew married in 2006.

Since living in Connecticut, Agnelli has helped create and co-produce a successful concert series (The Small Town Concert Series) who raise funds in benefit concerts for local causes, and produces/hosts a free form radio interview show for WESU-FM, “Finding Bliss: Words and Music.”  She continues to interview interesting people, and write freelance articles about them for INK Magazine, the online Patch.com and The Shore Line Times and River and Shore Magazine.  

To give back to the community, besides benefiting local concerns and offering affordable entertainment through Small Town Concert Series, Agnelli is working on guiding students towards “Following their bliss” and finding fitting careers after school through her “Finding Bliss” productions.