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Nikki Laurenzo is part of FOX40 News’ evening team, with Ty Steele, Jim Crandell and Kristina Werner.

Nikki joined FOX40 News in September of 2016, bringing with her a wealth of experience from working in Waco, Texas and Billings Montana, previously. She is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News (2015) for her coverage of the Fort Hood Shooting and won a Lone Star Emmy in 2014 for her news special on West Remembered.


Recent Articles
  • 25-Year-Old Finds Friendship in the Face of Breast Cancer

    SACRAMENTO — Imagine this, you’re 25 years old, you just finished college and are starting your new career. Then the unthinkable happens — you find a lump and learn it’s breast cancer. That’s exactly what happened to one Sacramento woman. May Villa wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis back in March; after all, she’s only 25 years old. It’s not a problem most women her age have to face. “I didn’t even have any idea this was happening,” Villa said. “No […]

  • `It`s Definitely a Wake-Up Call`: Local Mom Talks About Her Breast Cancer Diagnoses

    Snack time at the Ruano household is a team effort. Diego and Sofia, along with their mom Sarah Ruano, enjoy making popcorn, smoothies, and even getting in some coloring time. It’s a sweet routine Sarah looks forward to every day, especially after the year she’s been through. “You basically feel like you’re dying for a couple of days,” Sarah told FOX40. “Just extreme nausea, body aches. Yeah, it was horrible.” The working mother of two was only 35 years old […]

  • Son Who Lost His Mom to Breast Cancer Shares How He Carries Her with Him

    It’s been a little more than two months since Clayton Reust lost his mom, Karri Grant, to breast cancer. She had faced the disease for nearly half his life, first diagnosed in 2009. But Clayton says, she remained optimistic even until the end. “She never really liked to show people how sick she was. She always wanted to show people that she was staying positive, to keep everyone else’s hopes up,” said Clayton. Karri always put the people she loved […]

  • Unique Program Helps Breast Cancer Patients find Peer Support

    ELK GROVE — When Tina Valadez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she was already very familiar with the disease. The Elk Grove resident had watched her mother battle the same disease, and lose the fight. “I was overwhelmed,” she said. “Those words of cancer, when you receive them… there’s so much to take in. So I’m sitting there thinking, ‘I’m going to die.’ I’m planning my funeral for Christmas.” Tina says, her friends and family surrounded her with […]

  • ‘It Wasn’t Something On My Radar’: Man Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Talks About Ordeal

    Jim Bowman looks forward to working on his golf game on the putting green in his back yard every day. He cherishes every moment, even when he misses. Getting to this point was a battle for Bowman. It was a battle that still isn’t easy for him to talk about. It started back in September of 2015, when he says he knew something wasn’t quite right. “I was having physical issues, a lot of fatigue and it centered around my […]

  • Gov. Brown Talks Trump, Climate Change Ahead of Overseas Trip

    SACRAMENTO — Will America withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? It’s a question President Donald Trump is expected to answer this week. In the meantime, Governor Jerry Brown isn’t holding back vowing to fight the Trump Administration on this issue. “When Trump goes AWOL, California steps to the front of line,” Brown said Wednesday. It’s a battle that’s been brewing since the election, when then candidate Trump said he didn’t believe in man-made climate change. Brown described Trump’s views, then […]

  • FOX40 Special Report: President Trump’s First 100 Days

    It’s a tradition dating back to the nation’s 32nd president. Franklin Roosevelt’s promise back in 1933 to pull the country out of the Great Depression is viewed by historians as the beginning of the 100 day benchmark — a milestone President Donald Trump will reach Saturday. And there is no shortage of opinions on President Trump’s job performance thus far. “The President of the United States keeps saying things are demonstrably, unquestionably, opinion aside, 100 percent false,” said Shep Smith. […]

  • One Person Injured in Shooting Near Sacramento City College

    SACRAMENTO — One person was injured in a shooting near Sacramento City College. Police located a man on 23rd Street near 15th Avenue who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital. The suspect in the shooting has not been located and the motive behind the incident is unclear. Stay with FOX40 and FOX40.com for more updates on this developing story.  

  • Oroville Spillway: Groups Raised Concern in 2005

    OROVILLE — The potential catastrophe at the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway comes as absolutely no surprise to Ron Stork. Over 12 years ago, Stork’s environmental group Friends of the River, and two others, warned that if the emergency spillway was ever to be used, it could be disastrous. “It turned out that it looks like we were right,” he said. In 2005, the three groups filed a motion with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) over the safety of the […]