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.
Officials agree Napa's first responders did quite well in the immediate aftermath of the August 24 quake. It's the process of rebuilding that's proving to be much more difficult.
A Pittsburg man went from an accused white-collar criminal to a multiple murder-for-hire suspect.
San Leandro police have arrested a suspect who allegedly inappropriately touched children at Walmart and Target stores on Monday evening.
All students have been released from a high school in Fremont after police put the school on lockdown this afternoon because of a report of a suspicious, possibly armed person.
American Airlines is still investigating the failure of an air duct system that blew out an interior wall panel on a jetliner Monday.