A graduate of Newark High School, Newark, Delaware, Ms. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1979.
Her numerous awards include: 1985 Woman of the Year in Communications--National Association of Women; 1985 Achievement Award--Delaware Art Educators; 1983 Outstanding Young Woman of America Award; and United Press International 1981-82 Award for Outstanding Reporting in the Field of Education. She was also named "Best Reporter" in Delaware Today Magazine's 1997 reader poll. Lauren was also voted "Best Reporter" in a 2006 Best of Delaware poll.
Ms. Wilson is a member of National Coalition of 100 Black Women; a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., a member of Bethel AME Church located in Wilmington Delaware and active in local community activities. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., and on the board of directors of the Elementary Workshop Montessori School. Ms. Wilson is married to Charles A. Bussey, and has one daughter, Alexis and one son, Richard.