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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
  • 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 […]

  • As Trump is Sworn In, Protesters Converge on DC

    WASHINGTON — With cell phones and cameras held high, the crowd watched, waiting for a historic moment, the moment when businessman and self-described political outsider Donald Trump became the 45th President of United States. During his address Trump saying change starts now. “January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as a day the people became the rulers of this great nation again,” President Trump said in his inaugural address. “Reasonable policy, opportunity, focus on America, focus on jobs, focus in education, focus on […]

  • Crowds Gather at Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration

    On the eve of the inauguration, crowds gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial. Lined up along the reflecting pool to catch a glimpse of the nation’s 45th president Donald Trump. Thousands chanted his name. “This is our first, and probably our only, inauguration. It’s history. It’s very patriotic, everyone is thrilled to be here,” Andrus Ludlow said. The event bearing the name of the president-elect’s famous campaign slogan. The Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration Concert. And after Friday, that’s what his […]

  • LGBTQ Activists Dance Their Way to Mike Pence’s Temporary Home before Inauguration

    WASHINGTON — Taking their message to the streets. “We are queer, we are here, we will dance and we will not stand for homophobia, transphobia, bigotry or hate in our country,” one protester told FOX40 Hundreds of protesters marched and danced near the temporary home of incoming Vice President Mike Pence. “When you feel the energy out here and you see people dancing and happy and standing up for LGBT rights, it’s important to able to feel that,” another protester […]

  • Sen. Kamala Harris Making Priorities Known on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON — Senator Kamala Harris has been on the job for less than a month but isn’t wasting anytime making her priorities known. California’s freshman senator, who was most recently California’s attorney general, grilled Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. “I have asked him questions that have been focused on what might be his ability to enforce the laws in a way that he is doing it in the name of the […]

  • Merced County Sheriffs Represent California in the Inaugural Parade

    MERCED COUNTY — The Merced County Sheriff’s Posse has arrived in Washington D.C. ahead of this week’s Inaugural event. The group held fundraisers to help pay for the $80,000 trip for the 14 members as well as their horses. Although they’ve made it to their destination, the Sheriffs still need funds for the trip. If you’d like to donate you can donate through their GoFundMe page or by dropping off a check at the Merced County Sheriff’s Office. You can […]