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									LAURA DIAZ
  Laura Diaz is one of the most
familiar and trusted journalists
in Southern California. Her
steady presence helps guide
viewers     through      natural
disasters, political milestones,
sports celebrations and much
more. Laura has anchored live,
local coverage of everything
from Papal visits to the
dramatic rescue of the Chilean
In 1997, she became part of Los
Angeles television history when
she was appointed lead female
anchor     for     the    KABC'S
centerpiece 5PM and 11PM
newscasts. That assignment
made her the first Hispanic to
ever hold that prestigious
position at a Southland TV
station. While at KABC-TV, Laura
covered many historic and
compelling stories, including the
Northridge earthquake and the
Los Angeles riots, where she
and her camera crew were
threatened at gunpoint.
Laura Diaz is a fourteen-time Emmy
Award winner and a three-time Imagen
Award winner. In August of 2011, Laura
and her team took home the prestigious
Imagen     Award     for    Best   Local
Informational Program. It focused on the
controversial topic of African American
and Latino "Race Relations" in Los
Angeles. This was the first special
produced and aired under the CBS2 "Eye
On Our Community" banner. In 2006
Laura earned an Emmy for Individual
Achievement in Feature Reporting. Ms.
Diaz also won back-to-back Golden Mike
Awards in 2005 and 2006 for best
feature reporting.
In June 2005, she landed the
first in depth television
interview with incoming Los
Angeles      Mayor    Antonio
Villaraigosa.   That    story
earned her a national Imagen
Award      in   2006.    Diaz
produced and reported that
In 2003, Ms. Diaz received
the L.A. Press Club's highest
honor, the "Joseph M.
Quinn        Award"       for
journalistic excellence and
distinction. It represents a
milestone in her career.
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