Laura Diaz Biography
This is what you need to know about laura Diaz, a Southern California newscaster on KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles. In May 2012, she began working for the Fox station. Diaz had served as solo anchor of the weekday editions of CBS2 News at 6 pm since April 2010, until she left the station.
She produced and hosted some “Eye on Our Community” specials for CBS2. Previously, Diaz lead anchor at CBS2 and ABC7 in Los Angeles. She was the first Mexican-American to hold a lead anchor position at a Southern California.
Laura Diaz Age
Diaz was born on February 16, 1956. She is 64 years old as of 2020.
Laura Diaz Height
Diaz stands at a height of 5’8″ (approx. 1.73 meters).
Laura Diaz Family-Parents-Siblings
Diaz was born to her parents in Santa Paula, CA in the United States of America and is a first-generation Mexican American. She holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. At the age of four, her family moved to Santa Clarita Valley, SC where she was raised. Information about her parents and siblings will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Laura Diaz Husband
Diaz is a happily married woman to her unnamed husband. The couple is blessed with two children a boy and a girl whose names are Nash and Norah respectively.
Laura Diaz Children
Diaz and her unnamed husband is the parents of their two children a boy and a girl whose names are Nash and Norah.
Laura Diaz Salary
Diaz receives an annual salary of $66083.This is according to FOX 11 anchors’ salary.
Laura Diaz Net Worth
Diaz has an estimated net worth that ranges between $100k-$1million U.S Dollars. Her career as a newscaster is the primary source of her income.
Laura Diaz Education
Diaz studied at Hart High School. She joined the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO) located in San Luis Obispo, CA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Laura Diaz Career
Diaz graduated from Hart High School before moving to San Luis Obispo, California to attend California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO). Where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Her first job in television was at KSBY in San Luis Obispo, followed by one at KFSN in Fresno. In 1983, she returned to Southern California as a reporter for KABC-TV at the station’s bureau in Orange County.
Diaz covered several major stories as a reporter at KABC-TV, including the 1986 Los Angeles Central Library Fire, the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and the Northridge earthquake in 1994. She started working as a weekend anchor in 1985, and three years later, she began anchoring KABC-TV’S 6 pm weekday evening newscast. Diaz was named anchor for the station’s 5 pm and 11 pm newscasts in 1997. This promotion made her the first female Hispanic lead anchor at an English language television station in Los Angeles.
In September 2002, Diaz joined KCBS-TV as co-anchor of the CBS 2 News at 5 and 11 pm. With Harold Greene, and in 2004 Paul Magers joined her as co-anchor. She was also one of the original hosts of the groundbreaking Vista L.A. on KABC-TV. One of the first public affairs programs in Southern California to serve the English-speaking Latino audience in the region. Diaz joined the FOX L.A. weekend news broadcasts alongside FOX news anchor Susan Hirasuna in May 2012.
Laura Diaz Awards
- 2006, Joseph M. Quinn Award for journalistic excellence and distinction.
- 2011, Imagen Award for Best Local Informational Program.
- Golden Mike Awards 2005and2006 for best feature reporting.
- 2005, landed the first in-depth television interview with incoming Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
- 2003, received the L.A. Press Club’s highest honor, the Joseph M.