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.
A lightning storm did some real damage in Oakley where a house took a direct hit and two people were taken to the hospital after being injured on Thursday.
Some fans at Oracle Arena were rooting for a hometown player going up against the Warriors who is known to have a big heart and give back to the kids of Oakland.
Less than a week after all three Republican presidential candidates swept through California, touting its role in deciding the party's next nominee, there was a knockout blow in Indiana -- a decisive victory for Donald Trump.
Fire crews put out a fire at a houseboat that burned at a dock in the Oakland Estuary on Monday afternoon.
Despite the chaos outside the GOP convention in Burlingame on Friday, the scene inside the Hyatt was relatively calm as Trump tried to solidify his support among California Republicans.