Laura Borchers joined WBNS-10TV with a strong familiarity of central Ohio. She is an alumnus of The Ohio State University and has worked in Columbus before.
Laura was born in Russia - Ohio, that is. From one of the Buckeye state's smallest high schools, she chose one of the nation's largest universities. Laura studied in the Thompson Library, visited Mirror Lake and filed into the Horseshoe at The Ohio State University.
"I was blessed with some of the most talented and patient teachers Ohio has to offer at Russia High School. The base for my journalism career was born there and took shape at OSU," Laura said. "It was my experiences interning for a Columbus news station that solidified my path into broadcast."
Over her years in the news business, Laura has written articles for web and newspaper, shot video, edited, reported and anchored. The Society of Professional Journalists award-winning writer began her television career in Dayton at WDTN, and continued on to Cincinnati's WLWT. Her general assignment storytelling spans from interviewing Jay Leno, riding along with police during a violent Cincinnati gang round-up, and following the recovery of a toddler after she received a heart transplant on Valentine's Day. Her favorite stories are those that touch your heart and make a difference. She was named one of "Cincinnati's most Interesting People" by Cincy Magazine in 2013.
Always dedicated to seeing a story to completion, Laura suddenly began labor with her son in the middle of a broadcast in 2012 and finished her report before safely making it to the hospital in time for delivery! Now, healthy and beautiful son Griffin is a toddler. Husband Daniel, Griffin and Laura enjoy exploring all of Columbus's parks and river walks. Some of those strolls end at Graeter's and Jeni's Ice Cream shops.
Community involvement is Laura's passion. She's helped out with numerous organizations including school tutoring, Helping Hand for the Holidays, Jackets for Jackets, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. She's dedicated time supporting Alzheimer's projects and cancer research. A runner, Laura has taken part in road races including the Turkey Trot, Angel Run, Flying Pig Marathon and Columbus Marathon. Plus, she enjoys chatting with the girls in her book and coffee clubs.
Recent articles by Laura Borchers
- Ohio lawmakers expected to change amount of alcohol allowed in beer
- Experts offer tips for homeowners thinking about remodeling
- Marathon runners share their motivation to reach the finish line
- Gun sales rising in southern Ohio after Pike Co. murders
- Reynoldsburg police dealing with increase in car break-ins
- Columbus City Schools debate future of north side high schools
- Capital budget directs money to improve Columbus parks
- Memorial continues to grow downtown for Officer Steven Smith
- Man shot, teenage girl assaulted near Lewis Center school
- Council expands policing group to south Columbus neighborhood
- Franklin Co. treasurer candidate has troubled financial past
- Westerville community plans town hall after recent heroin overdoses
- Family fights to toughen laws after son was killed by distracted driver
- 2 men plead guilty to selling deadly 'blue drop' heroin in Marion
- Defensive voting: Voters' strategy behind switching parties for primary
- Search for missing Columbus man continues into fifth day
- Police examining surveillance footage to help locate missing Columbus man
- Police: Hilliard girl kicked, screamed to avoid getting abducted
- Columbus residents gather supplies to aid those affected by Flint water crisis
- Ohio Lawmakers Propose Bill To Help Pregnant & Nursing Mothers At Work
- Where Will The Funds Stripped From Planned Parenthood Go?
- Men Could See Serious Health Impact From Zika Virus
- Law Enforcement To Issue No Confidence Vote For Fairfield Co. Prosecutor
- Proposed AEP Rate Hike Leads To Controversy
- Ohio Cosmetologists Training To Spot Human Trafficking Signs
- Kenton Officer Improving After Being Shot In Weekend Pursuit
- Zika Virus Transmitted In The US For The First Time
- Thief Hides In Reynoldsburg Sam's Club, Steals Garbage Bag Full Of Jewelry