Lauren Katzenberg

Lauren Katzenberg is the editor of New York Times' At War channel. She is also cofounder of Task & Purpose and served as managing editor from 2014 until 2018. Prior to launching Task & Purpose, Lauren lived in Namibia on a wildlife sanctuary for injured and orphans animals and spent two years in Afghanistan working with local filmmakers and journalists.

Recent articles from Lauren Katzenberg

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Army Ranger Turned Santa Says Holding This Dying Child Is The Hardest Thing He’s Ever Done
A former Army Ranger faced the heartbreaking task of meeting a terminally ill child who wanted to see Santa before he died.
After His Brother’s Tragic Death, This Vet Pledged His Life To The Air Force
Ed Woodward shared his life story at Got Your 6's fourth annual Storytellers event in New York City.
Screenshot of then-Brig. Gen. Louis Antonetti speaking in a DoD video package while visiting troops at a base in Kosovo, March 2009.
General In Charge Of CA National Guard During Bonus Fraud Also Kept Sex Offender On The Job
Retired Brig. Gen. Louis J. Antonetti oversaw the California National Guard from 2007 to 2010, during which time there was a pattern of mismanagement and failed leadership within the ranks.
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This Military Couple’s Wedding Cake Puts All Others To Shame
These newlyweds just set the bar for military-themed wedding cakes.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Commander in Chief Forum hosted by NBC, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in New York.
6 WTF Moments From The Commander-In-Chief Forum
There were several times over the course of the event when you just had to ask, “what the f*ck?”
K9 Search Specialist Denise Corliss and her search dog Bretagne in Houston, Texas, Sept. 11, 2002.
The Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Receives Final Salute Before Her Passing
16-year-old Bretagne was laid to rest on Monday after a long and wonderful life as a search-and-rescue dog.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, right, endorses  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa.
Army Vet Shuts Down Palin’s Claim That Her Son’s Violent Behavior Is Due To PTSD
Army vet Nate Bethea took to Twitter Wednesday night explaining why Sarah Palin shouldn’t excuse her son’s violent behavior by alleging he has PTSD.
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3 Things You Need To Nail Your VA Disability Claim
There are three elements that must be included in every VA disability claims file. Make sure you have them.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C.
My Ongoing Personal Conflict With Serial’s Bergdahl Coverage
Serial’s reporting of Bergdahl’s survival leaves me feeling deeply conflicted because I can’t ignore how he was captured.
Screenshot taken from YouTube video released by the Taliban of Bowe Bergdahl. Video was released in April 2010.
RECAP: Bergdahl’s Years Of Captivity Detailed In Serial, Episode 4
Here's a recap of Serial's fourth episode that explains Bowe Bergdahl's final four years of captivity.