Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].
Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Traveling Vietnam Wall is visiting Northwest Indiana this summer, and James “Bingo” Sawyer, Road Guard Captain for The Wall Gang”veterans support organization out of Michigan City is inviting Region residents to join the many who will be part of a huge escort from Hammond to the campus of Purdue University North Central in Westville.
The convoy is Tuesday July 3rd, with opening ceremonies on campus that night and closing ceremonies July 7th.
For more info, visit www.pnc.edu/avtt or call 219-785-5200