Laura Pugliese is a Multimedia Journalist who joined the WRDW team in June 2018. Born and raised in New York, she brings a fast-paced perspective and her love for storytelling to the newsroom.
Originally from Smithtown, NY, Laura graduated from Indiana University Bloomington (Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers!) before joining our team. There she earned her BA in Journalism with a specialization in Broadcast News and concentration in Political Science. Through the years, Laura was a reporter and anchor for the University's TV station and co-hosted a weekly news and entertainment show.
Laura started her broadcast career as an intern at the CBS News bureau in London where she worked in the field with network correspondents during breaking news events like the Egyptair flight crash and Brexit. She then continued her journey as an intern at the CBS News broadcast center in New York City where she worked on crafting her writing skillsand pitched stories for the morning and evening news.
However, Laura credits her local experience to her time spent as an intern at the #1 station in Indianapolis, WTHR Channel 13. Here, she learned the importance of her job: to be the voice for those without one.
When she's not working, Laura is most likely watching "The Office", working out or napping. In true New York fashion, she cannot survive without a cup of coffee. She's excited to see what the South has to offer and is happy to be a part of the News 12 NBC 26 family.
If there's a story you want her to share, don't hesitate to reach out.