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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
  • 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 […]

  • Preparations Underway for Presidential Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, DC — The stage is set. The band is rehearsing. Crews are working in the rain preparing for the presidential inauguration in our nation’s capitol. “It’s historic.” That’s why Jock Thompson made the trip from Orange County with his family. It was a good opportunity to brings the kids, see D.C. And let them see how the system works,” Jock Thompson said. Although the couple admits Ben Carson was their first choice, they say they like that Donald Trump […]

  • Local Lawmaker Excited to Attend Trump Inauguration

    WASHINGTON, DC — The winds of change are blowing in Washington — three days left until Donald Trump is sworn in as our 45th president. “Certainly there is a lot of curiosity,” said Republican Congressman Jeff Denham. Denham endorsed Trump during the campaign and said he’s eager to see the new administration get to work. “Understanding what type of leader he is going to be, understand what type of policies he’s going to focus heavily on, as well as the […]

  • Veterans 911: What’s Being Done to Combat Suicide After Service

    It’s a bond that began when they were kids, growing even stronger as they got older. Suzanne Perez said she tried everything. “It was very hard. I wanted to make him better,” she said. As the big sister, she felt a sense of responsibility. “It was out of my control, and that was hard to accept,” Perez said. Her brother, Gary Scott, is a Vietnam veteran who she said is battling severe depression and early signs of multiple sclerosis. “He felt […]