Not many people can say they are living their dreams -- Laura Geller decided as an 8-year-old girl reporting was all she wanted to do. For over a decade, she has worked toward making that dream come true in Washington, D.C.
Laura is an award-winning investigative journalist, who joined the WUSA 9 Special Assignment Unit in March of 2019. She is honored to be able to investigate issues and make an impact for the people in our area.
Laura’s investigations are already making a difference in the DMV. Her multi-part series on the dangerous conditions inside military housing drew the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Congress passed legislation to protect military families in these difficult situations. The “Dangers at Home” series was honored with a national Gracie Award and an Emmy Award.
Laura comes to Washington from 13News Now in Norfolk, Va. While in Hampton Roads, Laura’s investigations led to changes in laws, updates to policies and protections for citizens.
Her work at 13News Now was recognized with three Emmy Awards and multiple nominations. The Virginias Associated Press also presented Laura with meritorious awards for Public Service Through Journalism and Investigative Reporting.
Prior to Norfolk, Laura reported at WWBT NBC12 in Richmond, Va. There, her reporting uncovered corruption, which left children in vulnerable positions, endangered citizens and wasted taxpayer dollars. Laura's stories prompted policy changes at several city agencies.
She was also given the 2015 Virginias Associated Press award for Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter and received Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards.
Laura started her career in Tallahassee, Florida, where she focused on politics in the battleground state. She conducted interviews with governors, Florida Supreme Court justices and other influential state leaders.
Her documentary "Lest We Forget: The Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials" won a 2007 Silver Telly Award, which is the highest honor given by the organization.
The New York native graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Laura lives in Washington with her husband, who is an officer in the U.S. Navy.