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.

Recent Articles
  • New survey shows issues important to Californians

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — New data from an online voter survey breaks down the issues Californians say matter most to them. At the top of the list is the cost of living. Close to 35% of respondents said that was the most important issue to them. That was followed by climate change, immigration, health care and homelessness. The list changes when broken down by party. Republican respondents said their top issues were immigration, cost of living and homelessness. Democratic respondents […]

  • The Ticket: Pete Buttigieg Finds His Spot Among the Top Contenders

    WEST SACRAMENTO — There are several Democrats running for president in 2020 and while some have chosen to go on the attack, others, like South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, opt for a different approach. Buttigieg chooses to showcase his Washington outsider status in hopes that voters will make the 37-year-old military veteran the first openly gay president of the United States. Mayor Pete, as he’s known, has had quite the rise so far. As of Wednesday, he was listed […]

  • The Ticket: California’s New Democratic Party Chairman Marks First 100 Days

    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. […]

  • Local Political Consultants Break Down Robert Mueller’s Testimony

    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.

  • GOP Candidate’s Website Accuses Congressman Harder of Taking PAC Money

    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 […]

  • 2019 Capitol-to-Capitol Program Wraps Up

    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 […]

  • Local Congress Reps React to McConnell’s Comments on Mueller Investigation

    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 […]

  • Capitol-to-Capitol: Program Seen as Beneficial to Freshman and Long-Time Congress Reps

    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 […]

  • Watergate Hotel Seen as Inspiration for New Hotels in Sacramento Region

    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,” […]

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