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.
Chevron's report to the Contra Costa Health Services Department shows no toxins were released into the air following Thursday night's flare-up, but many critics are still unhappy how the oil giant handled the event.
A large pile of trash dumped on a private lot behind an apartment complex in Oakland has turned into a pond of garbage after the recent wet weather.
One week after the Berkeley City Council canceled its meeting, they moved ahead to hold a meeting that protesters claimed they would be at.
At Tuesday night's Berkeley City Council meeting residents said police used excessive force on peaceful protesters during a recent demonstration.
On Thursday, a roadway on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley was covered in several feet of water and unfortunately some vehicles drove into it because they didn't realize how deep the water was.