Laura Gibbs - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Laura Gibbs

Laura and her husband Matt Laura and her husband Matt
Wedding day... with my dog "Carrie" Wedding day... with my dog "Carrie"
The WREX crew at my wedding! The WREX crew at my wedding!
Laura and Matt's newly united family Laura and Matt's newly united family

Morning Anchor

Laura is currently the main anchor on 13 News Today, weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. She is a Rockford native with several years experience in the local news market.

Laura started her WREX career in January 2007 as anchor of the CW News at 9. She was then moved to evening reporter for 13 News in December of 2007.

Being a member of the local media is not new to this hometown girl as Laura spent more than four years working for the CBS affiliate in Rockford.

After graduating from Illinois State University, Laura packed up and headed to the Quad Cities where she worked as a reporter/photographer at WHBF for two years.

As a Rockford resident, Laura graduated from Auburn High School in the C.A.P.A. program. She is still very involved in area schools.

Not many people get to report the news to the community they grew up in, so that is why Laura says she considers herself lucky. "I love what I do and love that I'm in a place where so many great people and fantastic memories are always present."

You're most likely to find Laura on a walk with her dog, Carrie, with friends or spending time with her parents who live in Rockford. Laura just got married in October, 2009.

Little Known Facts about Laura:

  • I'm a newlywed. I got married on October 10, 2009.  My husband and I met on Match.com
  • When I'm not at work, I'm busy remodeling our house.  I've really become an expert in applying joint compound to drywall and painting.
  • Something you might not know about me, I'm likely to fall asleep during ANY movie. I can count on my one hand how many movies I have actually stayed awake at whether it's at the movie theatre, at home or at a friend's house.
  • I'm a huge fan of musicals.
  • My favorite color is green. My favorite junk food is ice cream (especially birthday cake flavored).
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