Lauren Kalil


Coach, Media & Communications Director

Education, Experience & Qualifications

  • B.A. Media Studies/Communications and Sports Broadcasting, Sacred Heart University 2014
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Morning Chalk Up Journalist 2021-Present
  • Anchor/Reporter, CNYCentral 2019-2021
  • Anchor/Reporter, WLUK-TV 2015-2019
  • Live Field Reporter, KHQA-TV 2014-2015

CrossFit Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Course
  • CrossFit Judges Course

There are two things that have always been a part of my life: sports and a desire to get to know people. My mom owns a dance studio in New Hartford, NY so it was only natural that I would take lessons. With each passing year, my passion for dance continued to grow as I competed locally and at the national level. I then went on to dance with the Sacred Heart University Dance Team, competing at Nationals and placing 5th, 4th and 3rd.

At Sacred Heart, I studied Media Studies/Communications and Sports Broadcasting. This encompassed anything from writing film scripts, learning everything about digital and social media, and of course, interviewing people on camera and writing stories. I even had the opportunity to intern with The Dan Patrick Show during Super Bowl week. As I mentioned — I’ve always had this bug to learn more about people. There’s something very rewarding about being someone that people trust and feel comfortable telling their stories to. Whether it’s for a news story or just being a listening ear when someone needs it.

Spending seven years in the TV industry has given me so many incredible opportunities and experiences that I wouldn’t trade for anything. But with that, another passion began to burn that I couldn’t ignore. Being a part of a CrossFit community, the Syracuse Sweat Club CrossFit community specifically, is where I wanted to see myself grow as not only an athlete but an integrated part of the team that helps make this place so special. With that, I am now a Coach, Media and Communications Director, and work with individuals 1:1 to help members reach their goals. I also write for the CrossFit media outlet, Morning Chalk Up, so I’m you’re go-to-girl for what’s going on in our sport and industry as a whole.

Now, I get to do what I love in an environment that I love. Don’t mind me if I’m snapping a picture of you during a workout for social media, or interviewing you for The Sweatcast. All of those little moments are what makes Syracuse Sweat Club the incredible community that we are today.