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.
Umbrellas, windshield wipers and gushing storm drains - all the sights and sounds of a rainy winter day in the Bay Area.
The Oakland Unified School District is reinstating a controversial curriculum -- an optional lesson on convicted police killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
A man arrested for a hit-and-run that killed a 14-year-old boy near San Leandro last week may face life in prison.
A man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run during a high-speed chase near San Leandro that left a 14-year-old boy dead.
Five times a day, friends say Mithaq Salem walked to an Oakland mosque for the daily Islamic prayers. But Thursday night, after a day fasting, Salem, who was legally blind, was hit by a car and killed.