MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
LAURA EVANS, Founder of Laura Evans Media
Laura Evans Manatos is the 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 get their message heard and their story told. Her clients are working to solve social, health and economic problems and improve overall community wellness. You may recognize Laura since before launching her own media consulting business, she served as anchor and reporter on Fox 5 DC News for the past 18 years, most recently sitting in the anchor chair on the 5 o’clock news.
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 Mics and a Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for Best News Series.
Laura is passionate about her involvement with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, having served as Honorary Chair for The Light the Night Walks and as emcee for the Leukemia Ball and Man and Woman of the Year Awards. Laura leads the annual DC Newswomen’s Bash against Breast Cancer and, along with her husband Mike, is also very devoted to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Laura’s top priorities are the three little ones at home who keep her extremely busy: daughters, Sienna and Andrea, and her son, Lucas.