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.
Sonoma County Sheriff deputies have arrested three men on charges of a brutal rape and kidnapping, but someone has come forward to dispute the alleged victim's story of being held in captivity for two months.
Police say the body of a baby found in a swampy area in Northern California is that of a 20-day-old boy who was reported missing Monday.
Several baseball fields near Tesoro refineries are shut down due to safety concerns during an ongoing strike.
The Pacific Maritime Association and the longshoremen announced they had a deal Friday and people are working at the Port of Oakland Monday, but things are moving a lot slower than everyone hoped.
Oakland city officials say they're still trying to work out a deal to keep the Oakland Raiders in the Bay Area so they don't move to L.A.