Laura's love for broadcast news started when she was 15 years old. She was active in the 4-H Club and chose communications as her project area. She decided to start her own local television show that aired weekly to 16 counties in Southwest Georgia.
Laura loved traveling to local events and keeping viewers informed of updates in the community. She even had the chance to interview the former mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, when Mayor Franklin visited her small hometown of Camilla, Ga. Laura went on to shadow at WALB-TV in Albany, Ga., which solidified her choice to become a broadcast journalist.
Laura graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in December 2011 with a degree in Digital and Broadcast News and a minor in Sociology. While in school, she anchored, reported and produced for Newsource 15, which at that time, was the only television news outlet for 26 counties in Northeast Georgia. Laura also interned right here at News 12 while she was in college.
Between her studies and cheering on the Dawgs, she found time to meet her fiance, serve as president of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, serve as Chairman of the Arch Society and she was even on UGA's homecoming court.
In her free time, Laura loves to cook, play tennis, travel and take her dog to the park. She would love to hear from you! Shoot her a story idea at email@example.com. You can also find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.