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Laura Manatos

Laura Evans Manatos is president and founder of Laura Evans Media, a media consulting company helping business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and community-builders who work on the side of social good. Her clients are trying to solve social, health and economic problems and improve overall community wellness. Laura helps them get their message out to large audiences. Laura is also a veteran journalist. Before launching her company, she spent more than 25 years as a TV news anchor and reporter. Most recently she served as anchor of Fox 5 News at 5 in Washington D.C. In her 26-year journalism career, Laura’s reporting earned her several honors and awards including multiple Emmys and Emmy nominations, Associated Press Awards, Golden Mikes and a Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for Best News Series. Laura's field anchoring assignments have included presidential inaugurations, political conventions, the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and the visit of Pope Francis in the nation's capital. She has secured one-on-one, sit-down interviews with numerous newsmakers including Vice President Joe Biden, the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Deepak Chopra. Laura is a mom of three and an active supporter of multiple local charities, serving on boards, as an emcee, honorary chair and on executive committees. She’s involved with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Lazarex Cancer Foundation, Rare Care for Kids and Give Healthy. She and her husband, Mike, recently chaired the 2017 Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala. Laura helped spearhead the creation of, and continues to lead, the D.C. Newswomen: a collaboration of more than 20 on air personalities in the DC area that hosts an annual "Bash Against Breast Cancer," raising money for various local breast cancer charities. She also single-handedly launched a successful mindfulness program at a Bethesda elementary school. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura moved to the Nation's Capital from Santa Barbara where she anchored for the ABC affiliate and covered everything from California Wildfires, the Northridge Earthquake to the O.J. Simpson murder trial.