Lauren Trantham is three weeks in to her 9,000 mile motorcycle ride where she’s photographed a dozen sex trafficking survivors along the way. She says hearing their stories has been emotional and powerful.
“Some of the things that they’ve gone through and some of the things that they’re able to relay to me can be difficult,” photographer Lauren Trantham says, “but on the flip side of that they are so inspirational and they’re filled with so much hope and resilience it’s been across the board a very positive experience.”
So far $11,000 dollars has been raised for the campaign, which will allow survivors to take part in a online program through the Rebecca Bender Initiative. For more information or to donate, click HERE.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.