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Laura Thomas

video journalist | lthomas@wmbfnews.com

Laura Thomas joined the WMBFNews team in June of 2008 as a video journalist, and has since been promoted to anchor and producer of the 6:00 and 11:00 weekend newscasts.

In 2010, Laura was awarded the STAR Award by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association for reporter of the year.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Laura says the storytelling aspect of the news sparked her interest to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

"Telling fresh, relevant stories through the eyes of the people is my passion," said Laura when asked what her favorite part of being a news reporter is. "I love meeting new people and telling their stories. Every day is a new learning opportunity and a new adventure."

Laura previously worked for OSTN News and NewsSource 15 in Athens, GA.

The most memorable assignment Laura has had to cover to date was when she sat down with the wife of a soldier who died in combat the day after his son was born. She describes the wife as a "pillar of strength and inspiration," vowing to never forget her unprecedented determination through the good and the bad.

When Laura is not covering the news for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions, Laura can be found curled up on the beach with a book, most likely a classic ranging from Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde and William Faulkner.

If it were not for her career in broadcasting, Laura says she would most likely conquer being a photographer, novelist or film director.

Little-known facts

  1. My biggest fear is allowing life to get too boring.

  2. Traveling abroad to do volunteer work is what I believe makes me a unique person.

  3. When I was a child, I wanted to be a pop star! (I am still perfecting my dance moves to achieve this goal!)

  4. In 10 years, I want to have traveled to every continent in the world and to every state in America.

  5. The most beautiful natural wonder I've ever seen is Niagara Falls.

  6. The three things I can't live without are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  7. I have an eclectic taste in music, ranging from rock to acoustic.
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