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.
The city of Richmond is going to federal court, to stop President Donald Trump from executing a January order that threatens to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities.
The fate of the Raiders' future in Oakland could come to a head one week from now.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating after a string of shootings on Bay Area freeways.
In a story you'll see only on ABC7 News, the CEO of a software company in Richmond revealed Wednesday a desire to build a virtual wall to keep people with criminal records out of the United States.
The parents of a man who died in Oakland's deadly Ghost Ship fire testified in Sacramento Wednesday to talk about their loss and what could be done to spare others the same heartache.