Laura Diaz - Leading LA Anchor and Journalist
Southern California has many journalists and one of the most famous and most trusted journalists in all of Southern California is Laura Diaz. She has helped viewers understand the political discourse, view natural disasters from a human perspective, enjoy sports celebrations and much much more. If you watched the rescue of Chilean miners on TV, then you have most certainly watched Laura Diaz as she has anchored such live coverage. In her long and distinguished career she has covered everything from Papal visits to riots.
There are many journalists in the country but what differentiates Laura from the others is her determination to get the facts and the emotions of a story to her viewers. She does not cover people to just get stories, but she stays with them and in most cases becomes a trusted friend. For example, she covered the inspirational story of Kristina Ripatti and became her friend and was there at the hospital when she gave birth to a boy and hopes to be at her side when she walks in the future.
She got an Emmy and a Golden Mike for telling us about Billy Queen, the federal agent who was undercover and who helped bust a motorcycle gang. She has won a lot of awards. She is a fourteen time Emmy Award winner and three time Imagen Award winner. She has also won the Golden Mike Awards. She has traveled to various locations to bring news including Ground Zero in New York, Sasabe a Mexican border town and even the Calipatria State Men's Prison. While covering the Los Angeles riots she has been threatened at gun point and while lesser individuals would have run away from such dangers, she has proceeded to go on from strength to strength doing work that she loves.
Laura Diaz is a daughter of immigrants and she has achieved what she has achieved through sheer determination and hard work. She was born in Santa Paula, California and raised in Santa Clarita. She graduated from William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
She sits on the advisory board of "The Joyful Child Foundation". Erin Runnion was the person who started the foundation. Laura is committed to the foundation because she covered the murder of Erin’s daughter Samantha, by a sexual predator, and hence she wants to ensure that the neighborhood is safe throughout the country from such perverted predators. She is also an avid runner who also enjoys weight training. She loves her sports and is a fan of the Angels and the Lakers.
For more information on Laura Diaz, visit http://www.lauradiazonline.com