What I do for 610: I’m the producer for B-Straw & Pauly G. 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.
Dave Dameshek, NFL Network, joined the B-Straw & Pauly G show to talk Texans and football. He discussed the quarterback situation as well as the defensive line. Dameshek is very impressed with Arian Foster but not so much Vince Wilfork. He also discussed how the Patriots and the Broncos look going into the coming season. They mixed in a little movie talk as well.
Dane Brugler, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss his in depth draft guide. Brugler spent a bit of time on good and bad picks in past drafts then discussed this year’s up coming draft. He discussed the possibility of the Texans going with the best player available to them in the draft. Brugler doesn’t see a quarterback in this draft class that can be a long term starter for the Texans or any other team.
Producer Lara catches The B-Straw & Pauly G show hosts up on the big stuff that happened during last night’s Oscars ceremony. She broke down everything from Ryan Seacrest being awkward on the red carpet with Dakota Johnson, Neil Patrick Harris as host, Jared Leto’s Meryl Streep joke, and John Travolta making things up to Idina Menzel a year later. The ratings were down but it sure is fun to talk about.
Scott Howard-Cooper, nba.com, joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the trade moves in the NBA. He looked specifically at the Rockets trade moves and broke down who did the best before the deadline. Cooper thinks it’s too early to say who the Rockets have the best chance against in the playoffs. He thinks the team to beat right now is Atlanta.
Tom Lemming, CBS Sports Network recruiting expert, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss National Signing Day tomorrow and college recruitment. Lemming discussed the players who have most impressed him and who he thinks will have the biggest impact on the field.
The B-Straw & Pauly G show caught up with super agent Leigh Steinberg at Radio Row in Phoenix. He talked about his annual Super Bowl parties, NFL possibly expanding to LA, football games in the UK and more.
The B-Straw & Pauly G show caught up with Doug Plank at Radio Row in Phoenix. He gave his insights on the two Super Bowl teams from a coaching and former player perspective.
The B-Straw & Pauly G Show spoke to Raheem Brock at Radio Row. Brock talked about his time in the NFL, his charitable foundation and the outcome of this year’s Super Bowl.
Brien Straw from the B-Straw & Pauly G Show talked to Patriots Running Back Brandon Bolden at Media Day at Radio Row in Phoenix.
Brien of the B-Straw & Pauly G Show was able to talk to sideline reporter Michele Tafoya for a few minutes to give her take on the Super Bowl match up and wagered how much they would talk about the inflation of the footballs in the game broadcast.