Born and raised in Northern California, Laura is happy to be back home. She’s always had a passion for the news. By the age of 7 she already knew she wanted to be a reporter, and she practiced by putting on pretend news reports for her parents.
Before joining the CBS13 news team, she worked at WBNS in Columbus, Ohio, and KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Most of her off time is spent with her fun-loving puppy, Taffy. She also loves to travel and study different cultures.
Laura is glad to call CBS13 her home and would be more than happy to hear your story ideas. Shoot her an email and your story might end up on CBS13!
Getting Answers with Laura Cole
1. How long have you lived in Northern California? Most of my life
2. Do you have any siblings? one, a brother
3. Do you have any pets? yes, two dogs
4. What’s your favorite thing about working in news? meeting people and sharing their stories
5. What’s your favorite TV show? Suits
6. What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us? I love WWE!
7. If you could drive any car – what would it be? A hummer
8. What’s the one place you’d like to visit that you’ve never been to before? France
9. What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited? Italy
10. If you were stranded on a desert island, and had the chance to take just one item with you, what would it be? my TV
11. What food could you not live without? Mt. Dew! I know, it is a drink!
12. At what age did you decide you were interested in news? 7
A bill to allow transgender students use the same bathrooms and locker rooms is generating controversy as it passed the Assembly Thursday.
A state senator is concerned about the possibility of someone creating a gun from a 3-D printer.
The recovery of kidnapped women in Ohio sparks memories of the disappearance and discovery of Jaycee Dugard, similarities Dugard herself referenced at an awards ceremony Tuesday in Washington.
Salvador Rendon and Martha Ferguson are alleged to have tortured a man in their home in April. Detectives won’t say anything about what the man endured, but his injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.
It’s a sight Evan Nielsen had to rewatch again and again to believe, even though he recorded the video. A black bear, making itself comfortable in his truck, after somehow opening the door and hopping in.
Jurors reached a guilty verdict against Shajia Ayobi on Wednesday, while her alleged accomplice denies being involved.
A plumber jumped into action Tuesday, running into two burning homes to check for people trapped inside before firefighters could arrive.
STOCKTON (CBS13) — Scared for his life, a Stockton man was told to get out of his car. But he refused to give up or give in. Bruce Rivera had to make a quick stop [...]
The chairman of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors reiterated his stance on investigating a fellow board member after seeing a CBS13 investigation.
An inmate walked away from the Honor Farm in San Joaquin County and still hasn’t been captured, leaving a victim in fear.
A county leader is calling for action after a CBS13 investigation uncovered a politician getting paid taxpayer money to do yard work on his own property.
STOCKTON (CBS13) — A robber who ransacked a couple’s home, leaving a 67-year-old woman in the hospital with a broken neck, is still on the loose tonight. James Hazlitt isn’t sleeping well after a robber [...]
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