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 a Democratic stronghold, with supermajorities in the Senate and Assembly, a Democratic governor and big congressional wins in last year’s midterm elections. But there was a time when the Golden State wasn’t so deeply blue. California birthed two Republican presidents, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, and in more recent memory, voters twice elected Republican Arnold Swarzeneggar to be governor. But as the saying goes, that was then and this is now. Now, only one out of […]
SACRAMENTO — It has been a little more than two months since Democratic Congressman Josh Harder arrived in Washington D.C. The freshman representative from Turlock is one of the youngest lawmakers on Capitol Hill — a fresh face looking to spark change. “Affordable health care, real immigration reform, more jobs in the valley are the right set of priorities and now it’s time to actually get something done,” Harder told FOX40. Harder knows it won’t be easy, especially when it […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]