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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
  • 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. […]

  • FOX40 Candidate Profiles: John Chiang

    SACRAMENTO — It’s the final stretch before election day and democrat, John Chiang is taking advantage of every moment. Traveling to Sacramento late Friday afternoon to meet with city leaders like councilman, Allen Warren as he makes his final push in the race for California governor. The current state treasurer has an uphill climb — recent polls have him in single digits. But he’s not giving up without a fight. Chiang says one of the key reason voters should pick […]

  • Rep. Jeff Denham Discusses Tariffs, Immigration

    U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, stops by the FOX40 studio to discuss tariffs and his efforts to bring a vote on immigration.

  • FOX40 Candidate Profiles: Delaine Eastin

    FOLSOM — On a Monday night at a pizza spot in Folsom, Delaine Eastin, one of the candidates running for California governor, broke bread before she spoke to a group of Democratic voters. “I thought I was done with politics,” Eastin told the group. She’s the only female candidate among the top six. Her background is in education and she is the only woman to have ever served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “You know what Mark Twain said, […]

  • FOX40 Candidate Profiles: Travis Allen

    SACRAMENTO — Within minutes of meeting Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, it’s easy to see there’s no shortage of confidence. “I’m known as the most conservative assemblyman,” he said. “The most conservative legislator in the capitol.” Despite polls and voting trends in California, in the race for governor, Allen says if GOP voter turnout mirrors the 2016 presidential election, the numbers are on his side. “In 2014, Jerry Brown got 4.3 million votes to become governor. In 2016, Donald Trump just […]