Laura Okmin is a sideline reporter for FOX’s NFL coverage, teaming with play-by-play announcer Chris Myers and analyst Daryl Johnston to call games throughout the season.
A REPORTER AND BEYOND
Over two decades, Laura Okmin has covered the biggest names on the biggest stages including over ten Super Bowls, two Olympics, multiple NBA Finals, World Series and All-Star games. But what Laura is most known for, and most proud of, is the connections she has cultivated over 20 years of building relationships… not sources. Trust has been the foundation of her interviews, her programs and her own production company. Laura joined the FOX Sports Network in 2002 as a host/anchor/reporter and has held numerous jobs in the FOX family ever since. She is currently a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX as well as a feature reporter for the both FOX’s pregame shows. Laura also provides sideline analysis for Westwood One’s NFL Thursday night and Monday night national radio games as well as the NFL playoffs. Along with hosting FOXsports.com’s coverage of the previous two Olympics, traveling to the 2012 Summer games in London and the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Laura has hosted three national FSN shows while serving as feature and sideline reporter for Orange and Fiesta BCS Bowl Games.
Wanting to create and develop her own content, Laura started LO Productions producing PROfiles, a 30-minute series introducing NFL personalities off the field, which aired on FSN. She hosted the series while also serving as its Executive Producer-securing VIZIO as the title sponsor, booking each guest, and writing each episode.
Previously, Laura worked for TNT/TBS Sports (2002-2003), where she hosted Braves and Thrashers coverage while serving as a sideline reporter for the NBA Playoffs. She spent five years at CNN before then as a reporter and host anchoring the network’s premier sports shows, “CNN Early Edition,” “CNN Morning News,” Page One and NBA Today (1997-2002) which were simulcast daily on CNN and CNNSI. After graduting from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism, Laura’s broadcasting career began as a Sports Reporter/Anchor in Montgomery, AL, Chattanooga, TN and sports and Sports Channel in Chicago, where she traveled with the Chicago Bulls during their championship run. While in Chicago, she received the Chicago Midwest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Sports – Single Program Covering Sports.
Honoring her late mother, Laura wrote a children’s book titled “Mommy Has Cancer” which was published in 2002. Her other passion is training and mentoring young women entering the sports broadcasting field by putting on seminars around the country with her company GALvanize. She also conducts media training for professional athletes, coaches, NFL and MLB teams and business professionals. Laura also sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Kansas William Allen White Journalism School and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.