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.
Oakland police announced Friday afternoon that they arrested two suspects in connection with a kidnapping for ransom after a man was found bound in the trunk of the suspects' car.
An infamous East Bay off-ramp that was the scene of a horrible accident 39 years ago that left 29 people dead is now gone.
Just like his Warriors idol Steph Curry, it's game day for Danville resident Dustin O'Shea as the 12-year-old prepares for his performance on the Jr. Jam Squad.
Professional athletes can be very superstitious and on tonight, the Warriors aren't taking any chances, bring out one of their secret weapons to tip off Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets.
The Internet and TV commercials produced by supporters of each candidate in the 7th District State Senate race have been downright nasty when characterizing the competition.