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.
Searchers are spread out along the Sonoma County coast in search of teenage girl who was kidnapped two days ago in Solano County.
Some are wondering whether construction in the area contributed to a deadly train accident that killed a mother and her toddler in San Leandro Tuesday.
Northern California was Clinton Country once before for Bill Clinton. But on Monday, the former president asked supporters in Stockton for help once again, but this time for his wife.
Airport traffic is increasing here in the Bay Area and around the country. That's causing long lines at the TSA security checkpoints.
Police are warning parents after a high-risk sex offender moved into a neighborhood with children and a park in Fairfield.