by Jasmine Batchelor
October 28, 2019
President and Founder,
Laura Evans Media
Laura Evans Manatos is an Emmy Award winning journalist and President and Founder of Laura Evans Media. Laura’s mission is to break through the constant barrage of negative news to ensure audiences learn about the solutions and the innovative change makers among us. Laura’s clients strive to make us better, our communities healthier and our world kinder. She works with her clients to consult, advise and develop strategic communication, outreach and policy efforts. Before launching her company, Laura served as anchor of Fox 5 News at 5, the top rated 5pm newscast in Washington, DC.
In her successful journalism career spanning nearly 3 decades, including 18 years as anchor/reporter with Fox 5 DC, Laura’s reporting earned her numerous honors and awards including two Emmys, five Emmy nominations and 2 Golden Mics. Laura has covered some of the most memorable breaking stories in Washington over the past two decades and has landed exclusive sit-down interviews with some of Washington’s biggest newsmakers.
Laura volunteers much of her time supporting numerous local charities. She is a founder and leader of the DC Newswomen: a collaboration of more than 20 on air personalities that hosts the annual “NewsBash Against Breast Cancer”, raising money for various local breast cancer organizations. She also 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 served as anchor/reporter for ABC affiliate, KEYT. There, she covered everything from California wildfires, the Northridge earthquake to the OJ Simpson murder trial.
Laura and her husband Mike have 3 children, Sienna, Andrea and Lucas, and a Yorkie named Gibbs.