Nikki Laurenzo

Nikki Laurenzo

Nikki is an Emmy award winning anchor and political journalist at FOX40. She anchors the evening news, weeknights, from 5 pm to 8 pm and 10 pm to 11:30 pm. She is also the co-host and managing editor of the weekly political show ‘Inside California Politics,’ which airs statewide, every weekend on all California Nexstar stations.

Nikki joined the FOX40 News team in 2016. During her tenure, she has interviewed several notable figures in California politics such as then-Senator Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta, Governor Gavin Newsom and Governor Gray Davis, among others. Nikki also covered the Vice Presidential Debate in Salt Lake City in 2020 and the Inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017.

In 2021, Nikki was awarded an Emmy from the Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the anchor talent category.

Before coming to Sacramento, Nikki was working as an anchor and political journalist at KCEN-TV in Waco, Texas, covering several breaking news stories that received national attention including the deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood and the deadly shootout between rival gangs in a restaurant parking lot. She was also the first TV journalist to report on the ouster of Ken Starr as President of Baylor University amid a sexual assault investigation involving football players at the university.

Nikki began her career at KTVQ in Billings, Montana and describes her five years in Big Sky Country as “invaluable, learning from some of the best journalists both in front of, and behind the camera.”

Nikki is a proud graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

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