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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
  • Interview: Next Move Sacramento Executive Director Rachel Wickland

    Rachel Wickland, executive director of Next Move Sacramento, joins us in the studio to talk about the work her organization does. Formerly the Sacramento Emergency Housing Center, Next Move helps homeless families find housing. On May 3, for the annual Big Day of Giving, Next Move hopes to raise $25,000. You can schedule a donation for that day. Those interested can contribute here. FOX40 is digging deeper into California’s unaffordable housing crisis on May 3 in a special edition of […]

  • Metro Chamber’s Incoming President Talks about Capitol-to-Capitol Trip

    WASHINGTON — As this year’s Capitol-to-Capitol trip comes to an end, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s incoming president and CEO feels encouraged. “It’s absolutely thrilling,” Amanda Blackwood said. “I love helping organizations be effective. I love progress. I love moving the ball forward.” Blackwood plans to do just that when she officially assumes her new position on May 1, bringing a wealth of experience that includes rental housing, commercial development and consulting. She also served as a board member […]

  • California Congressman Pushes for DACA Debate in Washington

    WASHINGTON — California Republican Congressman Jeff Denham is pushing for “a full debate” on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program despite no support from party leadership. Denham, along with Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, and Will Hurd, R-Texas, will hold a press conference on the matter in Washington on Wednesday. “This has gone on way too long. This is something that has been kicked down the road by both Republicans and Democrats,” Denham told FOX40. “Ultimately, Congress needs to […]

  • Local Leaders Discuss Housing in Cap-to-Cap Trip

    WASHINGTON — Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg describes the housing debacle plaguing the state right now as an existential crisis. He made those remarks Tuesday in front of a crowd of city and business leaders from the Sacramento region who are in Washington, D.C. asking federal lawmakers for help on projects benefiting the area. “We have an opportunity to connect the great Sacramento renaissance to everybody, including those who too often feel left out,” Steinberg said. It’s a problem many cities […]

  • Sen. Harris on Immigration, Syria and Stephon Clark

    WASHINGTON — Proudly positioned outside of the office of Senator Kamala Harris is a sign welcoming “Dreamers,” making it known that this is one of the key agenda items for the California Democrat. “We got in this situation because this administration made an arbitrary decision to rescind DACA,” Harris said. “That’s why we’re in this situation in the first place.” Harris is referring to President Trump’s announcement last year to end the program that protected roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought […]

  • Chief Hahn Lobbies for Resources in Washington

    WASHINGTON — Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn is part of Sacramento’s Capitol-to-Capitol delegation, lobbying for more federal support for city services. “The federal government is so important to our local jurisdictions in terms of funding and different programs that they have had or that we need,” Hahn said. One of those needs is providing Sacramento police officers the tools needed when it comes to mental health. “Because we deal with that on the street every single day, and we are really […]

  • Demonstrators, Some from Northern California, Protest Syria Strikes Outside White House

    WASHINGTON — While President Trump and members of his administration use terms like “Mission Accomplished” and “Lock and Loaded,” anti-war activists are gathering in Washington to protest the latest round of air strikes in Syria. “We need peace! We don’t need war in our country. We’ve had enough,” one protester, a Syrian from Brooklyn, told the crowd. Saturday night, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, more than two dozen people from all over the country, including California, stood in front of the […]

  • Cap-to-Cap: Local Lawmakers, Business Leaders Head to Washington to Pitch Projects

    WASHINGTON — In a boardroom of a Washington D.C. hotel, leaders from the Sacramento region huddle together. Some represent businesses. Others are advocating for local cities, but both share a common goal. “We’ve got both big objectives and very, very much on the ground things that we are trying to win or our community,” said West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon. It’s an effort that’s been going on for almost five decades as part of the Metro Chamber’s Capitol-to-Capitol program. Each […]

  • Blood Drive Encourages People to ‘Be the Match’ for Gary Gelfand

    Update: Everyone here at FOX40 News is happy to report that Gary Gelfand has found a donor.  CITRUS HEIGHTS — At the Birdcage Marketplace in Citrus Heights on Friday, people lined up and waited in the cold to help our friend Gary Gelfand. They donated blood and joined the bone marrow registry. Two months ago, Gary was diagnosed with leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. While he continues his treatment, he asked FOX40 to host a blood […]