Laura came to WDET as an intern in the production department in 2010 and stuck around until she was hired as a full-time Community Reporter in 2016. She is a 2016-2017 Great Lakes Fellow for the Association for Health Care Journalists. In 2015, her story “Sundays at the Carpet House” won three regional broadcasting awards for Best Feature. She has reported for Interlochen Public Radio and her work has aired on Marketplace, The Story, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more. In 2012, she was awarded a SoundCloud Fellowship for her project, Listen to Detroit. Laura was trained in the art of radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She is a board member for Hostel Detroit, she helped establish the coworking space An Office in Detroit, and she’s a “counselor” for Radio Campfire, which hosts local listening events. In her free time she works on a podcast called Complete Me.Follow @DetroitLaura
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March 20, 2017
Two South Warrendale residents patrol their neighborhood with WDET in tow
March 6, 2017
Detroiters with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status share what the controversial program has meant for them.
March 1, 2017
After previously receiving community input, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy showed off new plans to the public.
Detroiters Gather at Newly Declared Sanctuary School to Demonstrate Opposition to Nationwide Immigrant Arrests
Feb. 16, 2017
A candlelight vigil at Western High School was held to show solidarity.
Feb. 14, 2017
Detroit’s housing market has suffered as a result of cash sales
Feb. 11, 2017
Healthy Michigan has covered 600,000 low-income adults, and experts say it’s saved money for hospitals, the state.
Feb. 6, 2017
Members of the largest concentration of Chaldeans outside of Iraq weigh in on the travel restrictions.