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.
SACRAMENTO — California is known as the Golden State but when it comes to politics, it’s deep blue. The Democratic Party is a powerhouse, from north to south. Almost all major cities have a Democrat as mayor and Democrats run the State Capitol. And the party also has top figures at the federal level. The house speaker hails from the state, both senators are Democrats, with one even running for president. In the House of Representatives, California has 53 seats. […]
FOX40’s Nikki Laurenzo broke down former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Wednesday testimony with our political consultants Tim Rosales and Ed Emerson. Rosales is a Republican consultant who has worked on several campaigns, the latest being John Cox who ran for California governor. Emerson is a Democratic consultant with decades of experience who has worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as former Governor Jerry Brown.
SACRAMENTO — There are more than 16 months to go until election day in 2020 but the battle is already underway for a Central Valley congressional seat. District 10, made up of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Josh Harder. One of the Republicans vying to take his seat is Ted Howze, who launched a new website Tuesday attacking Harder. It claims Harder has violated his campaign promise of not taking money from political action […]
WASHINGTON — The Capitol-to-Capitol 2019 program wrapped up Wednesday as the delegation of business leaders and elected officials from the Sacramento region left Washington, D.C. “It’s a beautiful thing to see. We have over 350 people here,” Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce President Amanda Blackwood said. The group spent the last few days meeting with leaders in Washington with the goal of advancing growth and meeting the needs of California’s capital region. “What I love most about Cap-to-Cap is you […]
WASHINGTON –On the Senate floor Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared the Mueller investigation over. But his Democratic colleagues in the House don’t agree, including California Congressman John Garamendi, D-Fairfield. “No president can be above the law. And for Mitch McConnell to simply say, ‘It’s over,’ and to ignore the plain language of the Mueller report, which clearly points out that there was a possible obstruction of justice, is simply an abdication of the congressional responsibilities of oversight and […]
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of city, county and business leaders from California’s capital region are in the nation’s capital to present their ideas to local members of Congress, hoping to make them a reality. The Metro Chamber’s 49th-annual Capitol-to-Capitol program is a first for freshman Congressman Josh Harder of Turlock. “One of the big challenges of Washington is reminding people that California is more than San Francisco and Los Angeles and that in the Central Valley, in the Sacramento region that […]
WASHINGTON — Since the infamous break-in at the Watergate in June of 1972, the site has evolved and the hotel is now a desired concept being eyed by other cities, including Sacramento, which is looking to fill a void in hotel options in the area. “In Sacramento, we want to just continue to improve and do everything that we can to bring tourism in and what we’re learning here at Cap-to-Cap is that there’s a lot involved in doing that,” […]
WASHINGTON — The Camp Fire devastated Paradise and several surrounding communities, the effects spreading to the Sacramento area and bringing air quality to dangerous levels for days. That’s why preparing for wildfires and public safety, in general, are a couple of the key focal points during the 2019 Capitol-to-Capitol program. “We talk about wildfire and forest health in three different categories,” Project Valley Vision consultant Meg Arnold said. “Prevention upfront, response in the midst of an event and recovery in […]
The year was 1964. The Beatles dominated the charts, Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House, Pat Brown was the governor of California and, that same year, a young lawyer in San Francisco named Willie Brown was elected to the state Assembly. Brown, a Democrat, was one of a handful of black legislators at the time. A driven and outspoken showman, Brown rose through the ranks and was described as one of the most powerful state lawmakers in the country. He […]