Laura Hettiger is an American journalist who is best known for her work as a traffic reporter for the esteemed KMOV network. In addition to her responsibilities presiding overall traffic news and matters, she also serves as a co-host for Great Day St. Louis, a lifestyle show that usually airs around mid-morning. She has distinguished herself in her chosen profession with her unique way of reporting the news. Laura doesn’t just stick to the traditional style of newscasting, she manages to spice things up so that her listeners not only gain information that will help out in the traffic situation in their area; they are also entertained.
The talented newscaster has worked for a number of reputable media outlets such as the Big Ten Network, US Weekly Magazine, and The American Cheerleading Magazine. Laura has received several honors and recognition for the stories she has covered over the course of her career. The News 4 traffic anchor is beloved by the network’s audiences because she finds fun and interesting ways to deliver the news. She has been known to use Taylor Swift lyrics in her news reports, and footage from her segments has gone viral after finding their way to the internet.
Laura Hettiger’s Biography
The proud Flora, Illinois native was born on June 3, 1987. She has a sister named Jessica Hettiger Reeder, however, her parents’ names are not known. Laura has a close relationship with her family and considers them to be some of her closest friends. After completing high school, she attended the University of Illinois where she bagged a degree in News-Editorial Journalism. She returned to the school again for her master’s studies in Broadcast Journalism.
From an early age, Laura became fascinated with talking to people and interviewing them. This fascination led her to take up a job at the local newspaper in her town while growing up. In high school, she worked for a newspaper called The Paw Print, which further strengthened her resolve to pursue a career in journalism.
She got her start in her chosen profession at an NBC affiliate network based in Charleston, where she worked for one year before joining KMOV. Laura Hettiger is in charge of traffic reports for the news organization which she delivers on the This Morning show on News 4. She also helps present the Great Day St. Louis show. In addition, Laura has served as a general assignment reporter, covering breaking news stories between the hour of 3 AM until noon.
Prior to becoming a part of the KMOV family, Laura spent time at WCBD-TV as a multimedia journalist. The versatile reporter has earned a great commendation for her work over the years. In 2015, she was a recipient of the NATAS Emmy Award which was given to her for the outstanding way she reported on the unrest in Ferguson.
Is Laura Hettiger Single or Married?
Laura Hettiger has been very coy when it comes to her personal life particularly her romantic relationships. She usually tweets about being single, saying that she is married to work or that her dog is really her boyfriend. She enjoys making jokes about her relationship status and never misses a fun opportunity to do so. However, it seems that the hilarious and charming journalist is no longer a single lady.
In October 2018, Laura posted a picture with Mark Allen, who was her date to an event organized by The Little Bit Foundations. Although she is yet to confirm whether they are really dating, it appears that he might just be the lucky dude to whisk her towards the altar.
Other Facts About the KMOV’s Anchor
1. In college, she was a cheerleader and a member of her school’s chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
2. The traffic news anchor is a woman of average height. She is only 5 feet 4 inches tall.
3. Laura Hettiger earns impressive compensation for her professional efforts. Her work for KMOV brings in a salary of $77,530 annually.
4. She is estimated to have a net worth of over $300,000.
5. Running is one of her favorite activities and she often participates in marathons.
6. Laura is actively involved in charity work. She loves spending her free time giving back to the community. She has volunteered for several non-profit organizations including the Illinois Center for Autism, SLOCA, The Little Bit Foundation, Pedal the Cause, and St. Louis Crisis Nursery.