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Laural Porter Bio, KGW, Height, Age, Relatives, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth

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Laural Porter Biography

Laural Porter is an American in the journalism field who works for KGW as an anchor in Portland on weeknights. She also co-anchors KGW News at 11 and hosts “Straight Talk,” a current affairs program that airs on KGW on Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. She joined KGW in 2000. Before joining the station she was an anchor at WESH-TV.

Laural Porter Photo
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Laural Porter Height

Porter stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches

Laural Porter Age

Porter is 64 years old. She was born in 1960 in the USA.

Personal Life

Laural Porter Relatives and Family

Porter keeps information regarding her family and relatives away from the public eye. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.

Laural Porter Spouse and Children

Porter is married to her husband Mike and together they have been blessed with four children.

Laural Porter Education

Porter graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She received the Outstanding Graduate award from the UCSB Communication Department.

Professional Life

Laural Porter Career

Porter works for KGW as an anchor in Portland on weeknights. She also co-anchors KGW News at 11 and hosts “Straight Talk,” a current affairs program that airs on KGW on Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. She joined KGW in 2000. Before joining the station she was an anchor at WESH-TV.

After having a varied career in radio, Laural joined KGW in 2000. As a news reporter and “KSON Cowgirl” making promotional appearances for the station, she began her career in radio at KSON radio in San Diego. She honed her radio “on air” news reporting skills.

Laural accepted her first job in the television industry at KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls, where she produced weather updates and special reports dubbed “Porter Reports.” She worked as an anchor and reporter at the NBC stations WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida, KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KTVB in Boise, Idaho.

When she was invited to speak with President Obama on trade issues at the White House in February 2015, it was one of the high points of her career. She was one of just four anchors nationwide and the sole one from Oregon to meet with the president and cabinet officials before reporting live from the White House.

At the University of Portland in 2013, Laural was asked to serve as the moderator of an interfaith panel discussion with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. A traditional Tibetan Khata was given to Laural by His Holiness as a sign of respect and appreciation.

As the honorary co-chair for the “Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure” in Portland and Vancouver for a number of years, Laural also contributed her time. For three years, she was among the top 100 fundraisers for the race. For Laural, this issue is crucial. Her stepmother passed away from breast cancer, and her mother-in-law is a survivor.

Awards

For her work as Straight Talk’s finest host/moderator, Laural earned the Northwest Regional Emmy in 2015. Exclusive interviews with John Kitzhaber, the former governor of Oregon, were part of her winning submission.

At the time, Kitzhaber was under fire for the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange’s failure and a controversy involving his fiancĂ©e, Cylvia Hayes.

Kurt Austin and Laural both took home the 2015 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature reporting. Their story, which won an award, focused on Jeff Daly’s quest to find his sister Molly, who had been institutionalized in the 1950s and was long gone.

Porter and Austin’s reportage over a ten-year period covered Jeff and Molly’s reconciliation and, finally, their tearful farewell.

In 2011, Laural also received the esteemed Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. She received a national prize for her coverage of mental health issues from the Mental Health Association. Laural has won a Western area Associated Press award for feature reporting from 2012 as well as six Northwest regional Emmy awards.

She received multiple honors from the Associated Press, Oregon Association of Broadcasters, Society of Professional Journalism, and numerous other organizations throughout her time as a reporter and anchor in Idaho.

Laural Porter Net Worth

Porter has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a journalist.

Laural Porter Salary

Porter receives an approximate annual salary of $110, 000

Laurel Porter Boston Marathon

Laural has completed the Portland Marathon multiple times and was able to run the 2004 Boston Marathon in record temperatures. For the “Team in Training” of the Leukemia Society, she has also run marathons, and throughout the years, she has raised $7,000 for the organization.

One of the most satisfying things Laural has ever done, she claims. In honor of her stepfather, who passed away from leukemia, she ran.

Laural Porter Social Media

Porter has active social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has a following of over 7K on Facebook and a following of over 9K on Twitter.