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Laura Coburn

Awards Coordinator

As Awards Coordinator for WLRN’s radio news team, Laura identifies media award competitions and ensure her colleagues' outstanding work is submitted for consideration on the national, regional, state and local level.

In her experience, she says good journalists are more interested in the quality of their work and upgrading their skills than in seeking professional recognition, and without someone to handle the detailed process of entering their stories, shows, specials, digital treatments and more into contests, they’d miss out on the honors they deserve.

Every year, she says, she's humbled by the breadth and depth of the talent and remarkable work this team produces and am honored to support her co-workers and the station. Winning juried awards also validates the audience’s judgment that WLRN airs exceptional, original work worthy of attention and support.

Her other key responsibility includes working with employees, freelancers, interns and vendors supporting the billing, payment and payroll process.

She's an FIU graduate and a former radio newscaster, writer and training professional delighted to have grown up and made her home in a region that’s warm, diverse and always interesting.