Laura Lee joined ABC 6 News in November 2010. She started as an evening reporter and now co-anchors the 10 pm newscast. Along with her anchor duties, she’s recently investigated the cancer cluster plaguing children in the town of Kasson, taken viewers beyond the headlines in a multi-part series on Level III Sex Offenders and profiled the pros and cons of international adoption. She also takes the lead on ABC 6’s Assignment Education reporting with her weekly Excellent Educator segments.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Laura takes pride in the unique culture Minnesota has to offer. She loves meeting the people of this region and telling their stories.
In 2013 Laura was nominated for three Emmy Awards including one for her investigative series “The Kasson Cancers”. She has also received a number of Associated Press Awards including Best Story for her piece on "Baby Alex," an infant born with an incurable disease. Aside from reporting, Laura also won the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2012 Dancing for the Arts -- Rochester's version of Dancing with the Stars.
Before joining ABC 6 News, Laura worked for Hubbard Broadcasting's sister station KSTP in the Twin Cities as part of the production team. She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of St. Thomas and was recently featured as a Communications/Journalism Alumna.
Outside of work, Laura is just "mom" to her three amazing kids. She and her husband love to entertain and to cook, and when she gets a chance, enjoys running and playing tennis.