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Anna Laurel

Anna’s passion for meeting people, telling their stories, and helping them get their voices heard is why she loves being in the news business.
Credit: CBS 8

SAN DIEGO — Anna Laurel is a reporter for CBS 8 in San Diego, California.

Anna Laurel joined CBS8 in 2022. She’s a Southern Baptist preacher’s daughter and she says that gave her a big world view. She’s a graduate of the University of South Carolina and immediately came West after college.

Her first television job was reporting for Fox Montana in Missoula. From there she went to NBC in Phoenix, Arizona where she was a morning reporter and anchor. She covered John McCain’s run for the White House, and interviewed celebrities when Phoenix hosted the Super Bowl. After Phoenix she became the main anchor at the Fox affiliate in Fresno, CA. ABC News came calling when she was there and Anna moved to Raleigh, NC to be a main anchor at WTVD before moving back to California.

Anna’s passion for meeting people, telling their stories, and helping them get their voices heard is why she loves being in the news business.

Outside of work, Anna enjoys spending time with her young daughter, her husband, and her little rescue dog, Moshe. She likes to hike, travel, enjoys restaurants and finding new adventures around California.

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