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.
Staying cool on day two of a Bay Area heat wave was job one at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, especially for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America who were busy trying to keep their prize animals safe and healthy.
Community members in Walnut Creek are celebrating the sudden departure of sexually violent predator Charles Christman, whose placement in their neighborhood earlier this year sparked outrage.
While the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling is a clear victory for many people, those taking a closer look at the written opinions of the justices say both sides are sending a message.
With a new drought rate structure set to go into effect, EBMUD sent warning letters to thousands of East Bay residents who are using too much water.
Pure elation was the mood Friday as nearly 1 million fans lined up along Oakland streets for the official parade and celebration of the Golden State Warriors' first NBA championship in 40 years.