Laura is an award-winning producer and journalist, who is managing partner and executive producer at What Is Productions and Exit19, two Chicago-based video production companies. She has dozens of credits in documentary and reality productions, with work appearing on Discovery, HGTV, FYI, A&E, Food Network and many others. An Indiana native and graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, Laura began her TV career as a producer and reporter in Peoria, Illinois. She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she produced a local
evening newscast and created Let’s Talk Live, the D.C. area’s first afternoon TV talk show, with a focus on news and lifestyle. Laura’s background in news and public affairs programming continues to inform her work, allowing her to use the power of other people’s stories to create greater awareness about the issues that shape our world.