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.
Former Pro Bowler Will Shields joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked about new Texans coach Bill O’Brien. He also reminisced about his days playing football and memorable guys along the way.
Alfred Williams, 104.3 The Fan Denver, joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked about cold weather Super Bowls and how they factor into the game. Williams thinks London is a viable place to have an NFL team. He also credited John Elway for talking to the Broncos several times this season and keeping them on the right track.
Dan Greenspan joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He discussed his thoughts on what Bill O’Brien will and should do with the first round draft pick. Greenspan talked about aspects of prospects like Teddy Bridgewater. He also talked about how it’s very important to have an elite quarterback in the NFL today.
Brock Huard joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He thinks Teddy Bridgewater is a really good candidate for the Texans and Bill O’Brien. Huard thinks the Seahawks defense has the advantage over the Broncos offense in the Super Bowl. He gave his predictions for the Super Bowl.
Jim Gray, Westwood One, joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He thinks Erin Andrews did a great job in the situation with Richard Sherman in his post game interview. Gray said he doesn’t think the producer did anything wrong to pull the coverage away from that interview when things seemed heated.
Troy Aikman joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked about whether or not he would want to take on a coaching job if one were present to him. Aikman said he thinks that the way Peyton Manning performs in cold weather has been over hyped by the media.
Jim Miller, Sirius XM, joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked about how Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are not fazed by their lack of experience in Super Bowls. Miller talked about how formidable Peyton Manning has been in the red zone and factors that the Seahawks will really have to keep in check on Sunday. Miller also discussed his experiences with Bill Belichick over the years.
Fox News legal analyst Tamara Holder joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. She talked about being a huge John Elway and Broncos fan. Holder also talked about how women struggle to be taken seriously in sports and sports media. She also addressed the Aaron Hernandez murder case and what she thinks could happen with that. She discussed how the jury has such a huge impact on how trials play out.
Isaiah Kacyvenski joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He gave his take on the AFC versus the NFC lately and states it’s no competition. Kacyvenski talked about the trouble with the best players not getting to play in the NFL. He talked about his time playing with the Seahawks and getting to raise the 12th Man flag for them.
Bill Romanowski joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. He talked about how it has changed to play in the NFL over the years. He says though the rule changes might mean more penalties that might not be a bad thing.