What I do for 610: I’m the producer for The Fred and Ted Show and The Barry Warner Show. I help to book guests, screen calls, and find interesting stories every day.
Birthday: October 21
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Nickname: People often think my name is pronounced like Laura so I get that a lot, otherwise Lara is pretty short already to have a nickname
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Texas State University in San Marcos, TX
High school: Clements High School in Sugar Land, TX
How long at SportsRadio 610: Since 2011
How long in radio business: Since 2009
Coolest person at SR610: Job Tennant
What I love about Houston: The great variety of things to see and do
Favorite four-letter word: SPAR
Experience: I started at the bottom and am still fighting my way up
Teams followed: Texans, Rockets, Dynamo
Signature phrase: Probably something sarcastic.
Favorite sports experiences: Meeting athletes at Fan Fest, going to Astros games with friends, being my dad’s only sporty child so he was my coach a lot.
Sports played: I played soccer and volleyball all through the early years and dabbled a bit in gymnastics and ice-skating. I did some track and field too.
Family: My parents told me I could do anything I wanted. I think they may regret that now that I’ve decided what I want to do is radio. I have a very awesome and supportive family though.
More: I have a great passion for radio and really enjoy having a job that challenges me and keeps me interested every day. Plus it’s a lot of fun to be one of the only girls at a Sports station. There’s never a dull moment.
University of Houston Professor Wayne Winston discusses with Paul and Brien about the benefits of using analytics in the NFL.The NFL is steadily adapting the “Moneyball” mindset established in the MLB and recently adopted in the NBA. Dr. Winston uses an analytical approach to justify the drafting of Johnny Manziel with the number one overall pick. He believes NFL teams can create data sets to analyze the worth of players and to determine their position in the upcoming draft.
Moke Hamilton, basketballinsiders.com, joined Patrick Creighton and Travis Johnson to talk about the Rockets. He talked about the keys to the Rockets having success moving forward. Hamilton also took a general look around the league. He also talked about good match ups for the Rockets.
Kurt Helin, pro basketball talk, joined Ted Johnson and Patrick Creighton to discuss how the Rockets are doing currently. He talked about some of the teams who are big competition for the Rockets around the NBA. Helin also gave a look at what’s going on around the league.
Texan Brennan Williams joined Sean and Paul to talk about a little bit of everything. He talked about video games and the logic behind his twitter handle. Williams talked about his dream match up for Wrestlemania. He also took questions off the text line about a range of subjects. Williams is excited to play again with the Texans now that his injury has healed up fully.
New Texan Zach Potter joined Ted Johnson and Will Grubb to discuss signing with the team. He gave his initial impressions on Coach O’Brien. Potter talked about changing positions and how he believes that improved his game.
Ted’s former coach Al Groh joined Ted Johnson and Will Grubb to weigh in on Romeo Crennel. He also discussed the changes ahead for the Texans with the way Bill O’Brien will run things. Groh talked about the Combine and how much player interviews factor into a coach’s decision in the drafting process.
Ted and Will talk to Brett Kollman about the Houston Texans draft pick. He also mention about Johnny Manziel and his quarterback choices throughout the interview. Ted also ask Brett Kollman about Ryan Griffin football performance with the Houston Texans.
Chris Myers talked about getting prepared for the next NFL season with the Houston Texans. Ted ask Chris Myers about who he expect for the Houston Texans to pick for the upcoming season. Chris Myers also explain to Ted and Will about Bill O’ Brien being head coach for the Houston Texans.
Sports Agent Jack Mills joins Ted Johnson and Will Grubb on air to discuss his experience with preparing his athletes for the NFL combine over the weekend. Mills represented Ted in the 1995 NFL draft and a long list of players over the past 30 years. In the interview, Mills explains how the process leading up to the combine has evolved in regards to interviews, facilities, attitude, and physical performance training.
Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports, joined Ted Johnson and Will Grubb to talk about Jadeveon Clowney. He disagrees with John McClain who doesn’t believe Clowney will fit in with the Texans system. Wilson says the only negative on Clowney, the time he sat out of drills, has been way overblown. However he is leaning towards thinking the Texans will take Blake Bortles with the first pick.