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Nikki Laurenzo is part of FOX40 News’ evening team.

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.

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  • Jerry Brown’s Lasting Legacy as California’s Governor

    SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown was sworn in as governor of California for the first time in 1974. At the age of 36, he was one of the youngest governors in the state’s history. He was single, liberal and viewed as a maverick. “I come to work in the morning and I do my job,” he said in a 1977 interview. “I try to say being governor is no big deal.” As governor, he was famously frugal. He surprised voters when […]

  • Cox Slams Newsom’s ‘Privileged Life’ in New Campaign Ad

    SACRAMENTO — Republican candidate for California Governor John Cox is going after his opponent, Democrat Gavin Newsom, as election day nears. The San Diego area businessman will release a new campaign ad on Friday morning going after Newsom’s political record. It cites issues like the rising costs in rent, food and gas, as well as poverty and homelessness. This latest ad from Cox comes two days after a new poll from PPIC has Newsom leading the race by 11 points.

  • John Cox Stops in Sacramento, Talks About Affordability Ahead of November Ballot

    SACRAMENTO — Republican candidate for California governor John Cox rolled into the Sacramento area as part of his statewide bus tour. The theme of his campaign tough to miss. Cox says his mission as he travels to different cities is to let voters know “help is on the way.” “It’s all about affordability,” Cox said. “How can I live when I can’t find a house I can afford or an apartment that I can afford, or my gas is climbing […]

  • John Cox Picks Up Endorsement from Condoleezza Rice

    SACRAMENTO — Republican candidate for California governor John Cox has picked up an endorsement from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, FOX40 has learned. “John has the vision and integrity we need to address our state’s most pressing and difficult problems,” Rice said. “California’s future depends on what we do today. John’s commitment to education, affordable housing, and better-paying jobs will put California on a course towards a better tomorrow. He is a strong advocate for every person in this […]

  • See John Cox’s First 2018 General Election Campaign Ad

    The Republican candidate for California governor has released his first campaign advertisement since winning the primary election in June. It’s titled “Help is on the Way,” and focuses on the platforms John Cox highlighted throughout his campaign such as unaffordable home and rent costs, the state’s infrastructure, rising poverty rates and the gas tax. The businessman, who lives in San Diego, has an uphill battle to catch Democrat Gavin Newsom. The current lieutenant governor has a commanding lead in the […]

  • Brown Throws His Support Behind Newsom for Governor

    SACRAMENTO — Surrounded by California’s top Democratic leaders, Governor Jerry Brown officially backed the man he believes should follow in his footsteps as the next governor. “I was the right man at the right time,” Brown said. “Right now, Gavin Newsom is the right man at the right time for the next four years in California.” Speaking at a rally outside the California Democratic Headquarters Wednesday afternoon, Brown said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom should lead California into the future in what […]

  • John Cox Lays Out Game Plan Ahead of November

    SACRAMENTO — Two days after his primary election victory, John Cox has his sight set on November. The Republican candidate for governor says he’s ready to show the people of California why they should pick him over his opponent, Gavin Newsom. “I am going to try to focus people on the positive things that we can do in California if we have better management,” Cox told FOX40. “I am interested in repealing the gas tax. I’m interested in reducing the […]

  • FOX40’s Political Panel Discusses California’s June Primary

    Gavin Newsom and John Cox will face off in November to be the next governor of California. Political experts Karen Hanretty and Ed Emerson sit down with us for analysis of Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary. For the latest updates and results, visit our live blog.

  • FOX40 Candidate Profiles: Gavin Newsom

    STOCKTON — Downtown Stockton may seem like an unlikely campaign stop for the candidate polls show is leading the race for California governor. In the last leg of a statewide bus tour for Democrat Gavin Newsom, he stepped off with a smile. His wife, Jen, was not far behind. Both were there to meet a former Bay Area couple who own a custom furniture shop. They wanted to learn more about their craft and why the couple now calls Stockton home. […]

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