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.
Antioch police say takeout delivery drivers are being targeted by robbers who take their money while they're on the job.
Business owners in Oakland are preparing for major protests after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
With the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump now just days away, some Bay Area residents will take part in a march to make their voices heard.
Dozens of democratic lawmakers across the country are now saying this will boycott Trump's inauguration. Several of those represent districts here in the Bay Area including Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
An epic storm in the Sierra has left at least 10 feet new snow at many resorts all around the Lake Tahoe Basin.