Lauren Pelley is a reporter for CBC News in Toronto who has been covering the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the health-care system since early 2020, filing stories for The National, CBC Radio, CBC Toronto, and CBC's national health unit. Before that, she was CBC Toronto's municipal affairs reporter and a reporter focusing on health and lifestyle stories for the Toronto Star. She has been working in journalism for more than a decade, filing for various newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations. She also spent time working in communications at a Toronto hospital. She has an MA in journalism from Western University.