Lara YamadaLara joined Q13 FOX News in October of 2006.
After nearly 15 years in the business she's
bac k in the Pacific Northwest where her
career began.Lara started in news "behind the scenes" at KEZI in Eugene, Oregon while she was still working her way through broadcast school at the University of Oregon.She
remembers running scripts for anchors and pulling "miles of cables" for live events before eventually taking on every job in production including Director, Technical Director, Graphics Animator, Editor and Producer. Lara worked at KITV in Honolulu , Hawaii then at KGMB.
Within two years, she
moved from producer, to assignment editor , to reporter and earned two Society of Professional Journalists
(SPJ) awards for reports on business and the economy.At ABC22
in Burlington , Vermont she
traveled across New England and Montreal , Canada as an Anchor/Reporter.By 2003, Lara
husband and their two pets ( Kayla the Cat and Maya the Basset Hound ) , packed up and drove 23 hours to Minneapolis, Minnesota for her
next job as Anchor/Reporter for FOX9
anchored several shows and helped launch FOX9's 2-hour weekend morning newscast.
In October 2006, Lara
family hit the road again, driving to Seattle and completing their cross-country drive.Lara
husband both love sports, the outdoors and great food---so you can see why she
family are thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest !
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