Laura Anthony | ABC7 KGO News Team
An Emmy award-winning reporter, Laura Anthony joined ABC7 in February 2001. Raised in the East Bay, Laura has worked in Northern California for the past 18 years and has covered some of the biggest local and national stories of the past two decades. They include Occupy Oakland, the BART shooting and Los Angeles trial of Johannes Mehserle, the discovery of Jaycee Dugard, John McCain's 2008 Election Night in Arizona, the South Lake Tahoe fire, the disappearance of Laci Peterson, the San Francisco Dog Mauling case, the 2000 Election Recount in Tallahassee, Florida, the crash of Alaska Air 261, the Yosemite Tourist Murders, the Columbine School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Oklahoma tornadoes and the Jewish Community attack in Southern California.

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.

Laura's Stories
ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Lindsay Wildlife Experience rehabilitating animals, working to ensure its own survival amid pandemic
"For so many years, we created that culture of caring for wildlife, now we feel the obligation and responsibility to maintain that," said De La Rosa.
Coronavirus: Oakland opens new COVID-19 testing site for front line healthcare, food service workers
The newest test site in Oakland is in the parking lot of the old Kaiser Convention Center on 10th Street. It is a drive-up test site, by appointment only and only with prior arrangement through certain organizations and businesses.
Coronavirus impact: Bay Area car dealerships switch to online only, repair shops remain open
ONLINE CAR DEALERSHIPS? That's pretty much the new reality for dealers and car buyers in the Bay Area. But if you need your car repaired, your in luck! Repair shops are still open.
Coronavirus Impact: 6 Bay Area school districts extend temporary closures into May
"It's certainly tough for everybody, our students, our staff." School districts in six Bay Area counties have extended temporary school closures through early May.
Coronavirus: Hayward opens free COVID-19 testing center, greeted by massive line
A long line of cars greeted a free novel coronavirus test site that opened in Hayward on Monday.
Coronavirus impact: Some East Bay parks reopening; others offering limited access to trails during shelter-in-place
For so many people, sheltering at home, the ability to get out and exercise, enjoy the fresh air is key. That's why seeing "Park Closed" signs at the Lafayette Reservoir is especially disturbing.
Coronavirus Impact: Napa County ready for yet another emergency; COVID-19 shelter in place
"We have four seasons in Napa - earthquakes, fires, floods and repair," said Dr. Jeffrey Yablon, a retired neurosurgeon who calls the idyllic wine country town his home.
Coronavirus CA: Bay Area hospitals to delay elective surgeries, limit visitors ahead of COVID-19 crisis
"Our message to our members is to ensure that they call before they come in." Hospitals in the Bay Area are urging people to limit non-essential hospital visits to keep spaces open for coronavirus patients and also help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Removal of passengers from Grand Princess cruise trip almost complete at Port of Oakland
4 days into its stay at the Port of Oakland, all but a few hundred passengers are off the ship, including all of those from California.
EXCLUSIVE: Here's what possible coronavirus isolation room looks like in San Francisco Bay Area
There are about a dozen of these airborne isolation rooms at John Muir's Walnut Creek Hospital. They've been here there along, but they're making sure they're open and available for any suspected cases of COVID-19.