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 Walnut Creek police officer is accused of attacking a woman with a baseball bat
Homeowners find that even though the earthquake damage may not look devastating, homes could have severe structural damage.
Like so many people in Napa, one man is trying to figure out how to rebuild his late 19th century home after it was knocked completely off its foundation after the earthquake.
Several businesses in the downtown Napa area face an uncertain future due to damage sustained in Sunday's powerful earthquake.
A fire destroyed four homes and damaged several others at a mobile home park on Orchard Ave. in Napa following a 6.0 quake early Sunday morning.