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.
Walnut Creek residents are upset over a proposed housing development that may go into Tice Valley saying it "doesn't fit the area."
Crews removed a $500,000 boat stuck atop a breakwall in the Oakland Estuary.
Mayor Libby Schaaf wore a plaid outfit in honor or "Plaid Friday" which Oakland held to encourage people to shop at local stores.
Twenty years ago the owner of one of Richmond's finest restaurants was homeless and pregnant with her son. And now she's opening her doors to those in need on Thanksgiving.
Travelers heading up to the Sierra for the Thanksgiving holiday are in for a real treat - a fresh blanket of snow!