Laura Figueroa

Political Reporter -- Newsday (NY)

Laura Figueroa is an award-winning journalist currently serving as White House Correspondent for Newsday. She covered Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the 2016 presidential campaign trail and most recently covered New York City Hall for Newsday. She previously worked at The Miami Herald where her reporting took her to Haiti, Honduras, Cuba, and throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast. She started her career covering migrant farmworker issues for The Bradenton Herald in Southwest Florida. Her work has also been published in People, Latina & Latina Style magazines.

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Newsday
11/08/2016
Their NY State of Mind

New York — its “values,” its accents, its deep-pocketed donors — played a starring role in the race between Trump, a Manhattan real estate mogul, and Clinton, the state’s former U.S. senator who lives in Westchester County.

Newsday
12/02/2015
Birthrate of babies exposed to Opioids doubles on Long Island

The birthrate for babies born addicted to opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers, has more than doubled in Suffolk County over the past six years, outpacing increases in Nassau and other suburban counties in the region, according to state health data.

Newsday
April 3, 2012
DATA ANALYSIS: Nassau police unions switch political sides

Nassau's police unions, major financial contributors to Republicans for years, have made an about-face and now are giving heavily to Democrats, who opposed GOP plans for police job cuts and a reduction in precincts. State campaign finance records show that last year, the 1,600-member Police Benevolent Association joined the detectives and superior officers unions in forming a political action committee that gave more than $500,000 to Nassau Democrats -- and nothing to Republicans.

Newsday
01/12/2016
Docs: 3 NCC trustees gave to Murray campaign

Three Nassau Community College trustees who voted for former Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray as the school's $151,000 a year acting general counsel had donated a total of nearly $10,000 to her previous political campaigns, state campaign finance records show.

PEOPLE.com
01/02/2007
Kristin Cavallari's 2007 Resolution: Stop Swearing

01/02/2007 AT 09:00 AM EST Kristin Cavallari rang in 2007 with a kiss from boyfriend Nick Zano - and no cuss words - on her lips. "My goal is to stop swearing," the Laguna Beach star, 19, told PEOPLE on New Year's Eve at the Miami nightclub Prive.

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