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 disgraced California Highway Patrol officer who admitted to stealing racy cellphone photos from two women and forwarding them to his phone and others has pleaded no contest.
Multiple complaints are surfacing from formerly abused women that they were bullied and faced abuse at the STAND! women's shelter.
The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland has now grown to 70 cases in six states, and eight of those are in the Bay Area.
The family of Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill Bay Area resident who moved to Oregon so she could legally end her life, stood side-by-side with lawmakers to promote right-to-die legislation in California.
Two labs in Sacramento are working non-stop to identify the mystery gooey substance that's sickening, and even killing hundreds of birds in the San Francisco Bay.