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 NFL player Mitch Berger joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row. Berger supports Chris Kluwe for standing up for what he believes in but thinks he didn’t lose his job because of that. He talked about the fact that Shane Lechler should make it into the Hall of Fame. Berger talked a bit about his recollections from the Super Bowl he went to in his time as a player and why he’s remembered for Snickers.
David Treadwell, 850 KOA Denver, joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw to talk about Sunday’s Super Bowl. He talked about his own experience going to a Super Bowl as a kicker. Treadwell gave a bit of history on the Broncos organization and how they’ve made their way to the Super Bowl this time around. He talked about John Elway being a big mastermind behind a lot of Denver’s success.
Chris Nowinski joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row to talk about concussions and CTE research. He talked about changes the NFL has been making to help with it and things they still need to work on. Nowinski also talked about the serious problems athletes are having due to concussions and that it shows changes still need to be made.
Former NFL player Chad Brown joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row to discuss this Sunday’s Super Bowl. He also reminisced about his times playing in the league with Ted. Brown talked about how Russell Wilson has played versus Peyton Manning this season.
Doug Gottlieb joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row to talk about what is great about Radio Row. He says that the whole situation with Richard Sherman was very contrived and meant to get Sherman out there more. Gottlieb also talked about the Rockets a bit with what chance they have this season. He thinks the Rockets are one step away from getting where they want to be in the league.
Mike Klis, Denver Post, joined Ted Johnson and Patrick Creighton talked about the Denver Broncos and how they will do in the Super Bowl. He discussed the myth versus the reality of how Peyton Manning performs in cold weather. Klis discussed what this game means to Peyton Manning’s legacy. He discussed what it’s going to take for the Broncos to stop the Seahawks and get this win.
Curtis Crabtree, Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle, joined Ted Johnson and Patrick Creighton to discuss the Seahawks who he covers. He gave insight into what the reaction was like in Seattle to Richard Sherman’s actions. Crabtree discussed Pete Carroll’s coaching strategies and how he handles his players. He also looked at how the cold weather might impact the Seahawks players in the Super Bowl. He looked at how Russell Wilson has been playing this season and what to expect of him in this big game.
Greg Cosell joined MaD Radio to talk about his take on Matt Schaub’s performance this season. He also looked at Case Keenum’s future in the league and insists Keenum is in the eye of the beholder. Cosell looked ahead at the draft and gave his take on players like Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel, and Blake Bortles. He also weighed in on Ryan Mallet and Kirk Cousins.
Brian Geltzieler, HoopsCritic.com, joined MaD Radio to talk some NBA. He discussed the trade rumors on Rondo and the possibility of him coming to the Rockets. Geltzieler discussed the fact that the Rockets are a very young team and thinks they will be much better next year and moving forward. He also took a look at other teams around the league.
Rob Rang, CBS Sports and nfldraftscouts.com, joined Ted Johnson and Patrick Creighton to look ahead at the NFL draft. He talked about why a lot of draft analysts are changing their mind about what choice the Texans should make with their first round pick. A lot of analysts are leaning towards Clowney over one of the amateur QBs that will be available. Rang also talked about other promising prospects coming out into this draft class.