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Our reporters make lasting contributions by producing content for national audiences on TV, radio, print and online. Read more about the Car Coach Reports team below.



Lauren Fix is a nationally-recognized automotive expert, sector analyst, journalist, author, keynote speaker and program host. A trusted car expert for over 30 years, Lauren has provided an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, including energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues, for both the industry and consumers.  

Lauren appears weekly on national television and radio as well as His Turn-Her Turn™ and Car Coach Reports. Lauren is an automotive authority who teaches drivers everywhere to love their choices and love their cars. She is the auto and tech expert on NewsMax TV, The Weather Channel, and Inside Edition. She is a regular guest on national news outlets. She also hosts regular radio segments on USA Radio and syndicated radio shows. Lauren has shared her knowledge on Oprah, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, MSNBC, and many more.

  • Inducted National Women & Transportation Hall of Fame
  • Woman of Distinction – Entrepreneur winner
  • 40 Under 40 Winner
  • Jury member for the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY) and served as president and board member
  • Author of 3 award-winning automotive books
Paul Brian car coach reporter



Paul Brian is regarded as one of our nation's best-known, respected and in-demand automotive industry and subject matter experts. His background spans more than 30 years, including long stints on both the media side and inside of the auto industry. From heading the communications and marketing team for the Chicago Auto Show to management in the Alfa Romeo Indy Car team to 20 years of his "Drive Chicago" radio show on WLS Chicago, Paul's name is synonymous with the auto industry in the Windy City, the Midwest and the nation. He is a jury member for the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY) and served president of the Midwest Automotive Media Association.

Javier Mota Car coach reports


Features Editor,

Javier covers the most important auto shows in the world and performs driving tests on video and in written form. The first Hispanic journalist elected to the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards, he has shared his knowledge on outlets such as Sirius XM Radio, NBC Telemundo and CNN en Español. His work can be viewed at as well as

Al Vazquez Car Coach Reports


YouTube Producer, GTR Productions

Al Vázquez is an automotive journalist with over 20 years of experience. A successful career led him to be selected as a jury for the “North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year” (NACTOY) a prestigious organization responsible for choosing the best car and truck of the year. Vázquez, who is also a filmmaker, oversaw the editorial team of ’Fama’ Magazine for 17 years as the editor-in-chief. Besides working in the editorial business, he has produced multiple TV series such as ”Descubriendo Historias,” a thirteen episode series that aired on CNN Latino and Mundo FOX in the U.S.

Vázquez, who is based in Miami, is committed to his Youtube channel in which he shares weekly car reviews and lifestyle content.



Shelby Fix, The Car Coach 2.0,™ is the daughter of The Car Coach,® Lauren Fix. Shelby inherited her love of all things automotive from her mother and father, who own a manufacturing business and who restore and race cars. Shelby has contributed her knowledge about cars to radio, television and web content, including but not limited to FOX News, CNN International, Channel One News, national magazines, and regional news programs in Detroit, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shelby has also worked with Midas, Skip-Barber New Driver Program, and other companies to educate teens and young drivers.



Paul Fix III is an automotive expert, champion kart racer and truly passionate about cars and performance. Paul has been covering the auto industry for over 10 years.

Chris Saeli Car Coach Reports



Chris Saeli is an automotive enthusiast with a passion for all things high-performance. He has a tremendous love for vintage cars and racing, especially vintage Porsches. He enjoys restoring old cars and plans to get involved in vintage racing.

Duane Pemberton



Duane Pemberton has been an auto journalist for over a decade. First on his previous blog of WineFoot and then later with the Washington Times and Communities Digital News.
With a passion for anything that brings people together, you’ll often see him around the web opining about cars, wine, food and travel.

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