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Laura Anthony
An Emmy award-winning reporter, Laura Anthony joined ABC7 in February 2001. Raised in the East Bay, Laura has worked in Northern California for the past 18 years and has covered some of the biggest local and national stories of the past two decades. They include Occupy Oakland, the BART shooting and Los Angeles trial of Johannes Mehserle, the discovery of Jaycee Dugard, John McCain's 2008 Election Night in Arizona, the South Lake Tahoe fire, the disappearance of Laci Peterson, the San Francisco Dog Mauling case, the 2000 Election Recount in Tallahassee, Florida, the crash of Alaska Air 261, the Yosemite Tourist Murders, the Columbine School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Oklahoma tornadoes and the Jewish Community attack in Southern California.

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.

Archive
They are two schools that are still standing amid the charred ruins around them and the hundreds of homes destroyed by last week's fires; perhaps to serve as an oasis for their students and families who have lost so much.
A private contractor on the front lines of the Nuns Fire was killed Monday morning when his truck plunged off a steep roadway. The accident is under investigation and the driver's identity has still not been released.
Calistoga remains under a mandatory evacuation order and officials are continuing their effort to douse the flames engulfing the North Bay town.
As winds whip smoke and ash around in the North Bay, the city of Calistoga is still under mandatory evacuation as the threat continues to grow.
Firefighters told ABC7 News crews had to let a home burn near Stone Mountain Circle in Napa to conserve water, so they could save nearby homes.