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.
Ryan Walterhouse and Giovanni LoVerde are the latest Oakland police officers to appear in court under charges of prostitution related offenses.
California's biggest statewide race this election to replace U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer pits Attorney General Kamala Harris against Southern California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
It's a scenario that's shocked even those who are veterans of animal rescues - two little kittens with legs bound in rubber bands apparently used as bait for pit bull fighting in the Bay Area.
Vallejo police say they were ambushed last night by a man with an assault weapon as they took a break at a Starbucks.
The rain caused a lot of issues in the Bay Area and the biggest issue in the East Bay Friday was power outages.