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Laura Yanez

Laura Yanez

Laura Yanez is thrilled to be reporting in her native Southern California.  You can watch her on both CBS Local 2 and News Channel 3 newscasts.

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Laura’s passion for journalism began while attending Cathedral City High School.  She's always loved television news.

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 took part in the 2011 Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship program at KPHO-TV in Phoenix. Laura also worked on shoots for MTV Productions, ESPN, MLB Productions, CNN and more.

Laura is happy to be home telling stories that matter most to her family, neighbors and community she's grown up with.

In her free time, she enjoys dancing, movies, hiking and running. Zumba and bikram yoga are also some of the ways she gets a great workout. Laura loves the beach, going to church, traveling and exploring new restaurants. She cherishes moments spent with her family, dogs, and friends.