Laura Yanez

CBS Local 2 Anchor & Reporter

POSTED: 01:05 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 12:02 PM PST Dec 11, 2015 

Laura Yanez is thrilled to be reporting in her native Southern California, and can be seen on both CBS Local 2 and KESQ's noon and evening broadcasts daily.

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Laura’s passion for journalism and videography sparked in newscasting classes at Cathedral City High School. Television has always been a love of hers.

Laura graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. While in college, she anchored and reported for Cronkite News on PBS and hosted “Sun Devils 101” on FOX Sports AZ. She was part of the 2011 Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship program at KPHO-TV in Phoenix. Laura interned with Crew West Inc., working on shoots for MTV Productions, ESPN, MLB Productions, CNN, and more.

Her heart will always be in California and she’s happy to be home telling stories that matter to the community she has grown up with.

In her free time, she enjoys dancing, movies, hiking and Zumba. Laura loves the beach, traveling and tasting new restaurants.

She cherishes moments spent with her family, church, dogs and friends.

If you'd like to get in touch with Laura, you can email her at and connect with her on Twitter @LMYanez


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