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 man was taken into custody by Oakland Police Friday morning after firing numerous shots near the Oakland Zoo and prompting the lockdown of Bishop O'Dowd High School.
Scott's Seafood in Oakland's Jack London Square was ordered to pay $841,000 for illegally constructing a pavilion near the water. Now that environmental fine may be cut in half.
Though clearly grateful to be back home and eager to return to some sense of normalcy, some Oroville evacuees told ABC7 News they're already thinking about how to be better prepared if there is a next time.
Residents were finally able to return home after the chaos of the Oroville dam spillway evacuations.
Emergency officials aren't taking any chances as the Oroville Dam situation continues. Though the water level has dropped, the 188,000 people evacuated are still being encouraged to stay away.