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.
Dane Brugler talked to Ted and Brien about Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles athletic abilities. He also commented on Bill O’Brien future with the Houston Texans. He also gave good information about Houston Texans draft pick for the upcoming season.
Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to discuss his connections to Johnny Manziel and the Texans first round draft pick. He also discussed his experiences coaching at Texas Tech and A&M before that. Kingsbury insists that Manziel is worth a number one pick because he’s a very dynamic and talented quarterback.
ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to discuss quarterbacks in the draft. He talked about the possible benefits of waiting later in the draft for a QB. He speculated on who the Texans might want to take with their first pick. Seifert says a lot may change on who will be picked depending on performances in the Combine.
Andre Williams joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk about how mentally and physically he’s ready for the 2014 combine. Andre also stated that Adrian Petterson was one of his role models in the NFL. Developing his own run game is his main focus for his career. Williams stated that he will love to play with the Texans.
Matt Chatum joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk football with the guys. He gave his perspective on Romeo Crennel from working with him in the past. Chatum also talked about possible changes that might be made to the Texans defense moving forward. He also gave his take on Bill O’Brien as a coach.
Shawn Zobel, draftheadquarters.com, joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk about the up coming draft. He explained why he thinks the Texans will pick Johnny Manziel with their first round pick. Zobel insists Manziel is a can’t miss quarterback. He is however not sold on Clowney’s talent.
Eddie George joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk about football and life. Ted and Eddie related on post NFL career troubles they have overcome. George overcame his post NFL depression through his new found love of acting. He talked about that football players need to develop more skills after playing because a lot of the time they aren’t prepared for what to do afterwards.
Russell Baxter joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to discuss football stats with the guys. He talked about the numbers of why defensive teams win out over offensive teams. Baxter talked about all the things that lead to the Seahawks blowing out the Broncos in the Super Bowl. He also talked about how the Texans can emulate the success the Seahawks has had moving forward especially with regards to their draft picks.
Houston Chronicle writer David Barron joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk about the complicated legal situation with Comcast and Houston Sports teams. He discussed that it’s very up in the air how long it might take to reach a settlement. Barron said they are working hard to reach a settlement but they still aren’t sure when the viewing situation will be changed so more people can view the local games.
Comedian Frank Caliendo joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked sports and did plenty of impressions as well. Frank discussed that he’s going to do an impression of Bill Belichick which brought back memories for Ted.