Laura McKenzie is the number one television travel expert in the country, appearing on the CBS Morning Show, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, “Marie”, Extra and Oprah as a travel expert. Her trademark blonde hair and travel savvy have made her a household name in consumer reporting.
Laura McKenzie celebrates her second Emmy nomination for her High Definition syndicated television travel series: “LAURA McKENZIE’S TRAVELER,” seen in over 180 markets across the country, including KCAL Channel 5 in Los Angeles.
She received her FIRST EMMY NOMINATION for Outstanding Writing and the prestigious 2010 GRACIE AWARD from the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM). She has also won several industry awards incuding Telly Awards, Davie Awards, Hermes Awards, Accolade Awards, Omni awards and more.
Laura wrote, hosted and produced 42 home video travel guides for Republic Pictures and in the early 90’s she was awarded BILLBOARD MAGAZINE’S “NUMBER #1 AWARD” and BILLBOARD MAGAZINE’S “VIDEO OF THE DECADE” award.
Her daily radio travel reports have aired on the Westwood One and NBC radio networks in the "America in the Morning" show, with favorite topics from business travel tips to travel gadget reviews.
Her syndicated Sunday newspaper column, “LAURA MCKENZIE’S TRAVEL TIPS” are read in newspapers across the country. Laura is the featured travel writer for USA WEEKEND MAGAZINE and appeared in 2009 as the featured cover.
She co-hosted the award winning “Dangerous and Endangered” series for ESPN.
Laura co-hosted “AMERICAN ADVENTURER” for 10 years with ERIK ESTRADA, seen on KCAL 9 in Los Angeles, and syndicated to 170 stations in the U.S. and in 100 countries around the world, winning two Telly Awards for “Best Hosts.”
Laura reunited with Erik Estrada to host “WORLD’S FUNNIEST MOMENTS,” a new series syndicated by MGM. They also team for the third year to host “THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE,” airing LIVE from Hollywood, California.
Laura spends most of her time writing and traveling the world. She is currently producing, directing and writing “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World” an award winning syndicated teen program seen in Los Angeles on Fox Channel 11.