Laura Monteverdi is an Emmy and Murrow-awarded anchor for THV11 This Morning and multimedia journalist at THV11 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She specializes in general assignment reporting, and to fighting the opioid epidemic in our "Saving a Generation" promise.
Laura Monteverdi joined the THV11 team in March 2015 as a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor. In 2016, she began anchoring THV11 This Morning.
Before moving to Arkansas, Laura was the morning anchor/reporter at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During her time there, Laura embraced the Midwest, learning how to do everything from skiing to milking a cow, as part of her own weekly segment, "Life with Laura."
Laura graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a specialization in Broadcast Journalism.
During her college career, Laura was the anchor/reporter for her university's news show, Florida Focus. In addition, she interned at WFLA in Tampa on Daytime, a nationally syndicated morning talk show.
Laura has had a passion for news ever since she was a child. Whether it was setting up a news desk in her room or using her parent's video camera to shoot the Florida hurricanes, she has always wanted to pursue this career.
One of her many accomplishments include spear-heading one of THV11's largest community efforts. In March of 2018, after months of production, Laura and the THV11 team aired “Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction,” a THV11 Special Presentation.
Laura led the project, which takes a look at the drug addiction crisis in Arkansas. She has a personal connection to the epidemic, which she shares in the documentary-esque program. In September 2018, she and the production team won a Regional Emmy Award. In 2019, they were awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award as well.
Laura now travels the state sharing her story with youth organizations, local churches and schools.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling, biking, hiking and enjoying everything the Natural State has to offer with her rescue dog, Juneau, by her side.