Laura has also worked as a network affiliate correspondent, reporting on the O.J. Simpson trials in Los Angeles, the Malibu fires, the San Diego cult mass suicide, the Timothy McVeigh trial in Denver, the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA and the Unabomber trial in Sacramento.
In January 1995 Laura received an Emmy Award for her coverage of the sniper standoff at Franklin and Pine Streets in San Francisco. In 1998, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for feature reporting. Laura received two Distinguished Service Awards for her work as a reporter, anchor and producer in Salt Lake City. In 2008, she received a "Good News" award from the Sacramento Chapter of American Women in Radio & Television for her reporting on a non-profit started by a 10-year-old Brentwood boy.
Laura holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley.
She is married and has a young son. Laura enjoys skiing, golf and travel with her family.
Laura works out of the Contra Costa County bureau, and primarily covers the East Bay.
Auto theft is a big problem in Oakland and surrounding cities. A special task force was set up to combat the problem. More than 8,500 cars in Alameda County were stolen this year and many of them have been chopped up.
The son of an Orinda couple described the frightening moments after police say his parents were viciously attacked by two men wearing Halloween masks.
It was media day for the Golden State Warriors and despite last year's success, there are a lot of new faces including one of the games biggest stars.
The first of many police officers criminally charged in a widespread sex scandal was arraigned Friday in a Hayward courtroom.
The campaign to re-elect Congressman Mike Honda went to federal court Thursday, filing a lawsuit against chief rival Ro Khanna that alleges Internet espionage.