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.
Tonight The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Houston and Las Vegas. They started in Houston talking to Houston Chronicle writer Jose de Jesus Ortiz about Carlos Correa’s injury and the Astros in general. Ortiz says that he is hearing that the injury is not as bad as originally feared and that Correa will be a huge help to the team. Next they flew to Las Vegas to talk to Micah Roberts, Line Makers with SportingNews.com, to talk about how the unpredictability of the World Cup is impacting betting in Las Vegas. He also said sports books are looking with interest at whether or not the Rockets will recruit LeBron James.
Sebastian Salazar, CSN Houston, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to talk World Cup Soccer especially the USA and Portugal match this Sunday. He discussed the strangely jungle located stadium where the teams will play and said he doesn’t think the heat will be a big factor for the guys who are used to playing in humidity. He said Germany is the team that has impressed him most so far in the World Cup though there are several other teams looking to be contenders. If the US can win and get out of this group it will be a very impressive performance for us.
Jordan Bernfield, WGN Radio, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip in Chicago. He weighed in on the health of Derrick Rose and the Bulls in general. Bernfield says everyone is working off the belief that Rose will be fine to go and back to full strength. He thinks Carmelo Anthony is looking to win a championship which makes Chicago a strong contender if Rose is there healthy. He says the Bulls are really looking to bring a big star to the team to help them win.
Gregg Doyel, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to talk about Johnny Manziel’s off field antics. He wrote an article about the lack of tough love that Johnny has received and how that may be detrimental to him in the long run. Doyel thinks that his incidents would be understandable if it was just one or two times, but the fact that he has so many is a very bad sign. He thinks that Manziel is working to be the Joe Namath of night life rather than Joe Namath on the field. Doyel thinks Manziel will have to hit rock bottom in order to change his behavior. Doyel says he honestly loves Manziel as a player but sees trouble ahead if he continues the way he has been.
Eric Thurm, complex.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to face off with Paul Gallant about which show is better between Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones. Thurm wrote an article largely on the way gender issues are portrayed in both shows and how he felt that Orange is the New Black did a much better job overall in addressing it. Paul is a staunch fan of Game of Thrones and wanted to address some of his grievances with the article and defend one of his favorite shows. In the end, neither side had changed their mind but the point of view in the article was put into more perspective.
Tonight The B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Atlanta. They spoke to Orlando Ledbetter, AJC, about TJ Yates getting traded to the Falcons in exchange for Akeem Dent. He said that they think Yates will be a solid backup QB for the team after Matt Ryan. Ledbetter discussed how the Falcons came to be the team picked for Hard Knocks this season because the owner wanted them to be. He says the defense isn’t looking that great heading into the season and some fans are upset the Falcons didn’t try to trade the Texans for Clowney.
New Texan Kendrick Lewis joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show to give the guys a bit of information about who he is an what he will bring to the team. He and Brien talked about their Ole Miss roots a bit. Lewis discussed some of his new teammates from Swearinger to Clowney and Watt. He and Paul also talked about how they enjoy playing Madden video games on their off time.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show traveled to New York & Miami in an NBA edition of the Road Trip. First they went to New York to talk to Marc Malusis, WFAN, about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony leaving the Knicks. Next they flew over to Miami to talk to Brian Rowitz, 106.3, about LeBron James and other players’ futures with the Heat. He thinks that due to team loyalty, several of the players may stick around when many would move on to other teams. Rowitz discussed the importance of having a group of three big players on a team.
James Herbert, CBSSports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the Rockets off season moves. He talked about the possibilities of players coming to join the Rockets. He doesn’t think LeBron will leave but he says it isn’t entirely impossible. Herbert thinks Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks and thinks the Rockets would be a possible fit.
Tonight the B-Straw & Pauly G Show Road Trip traveled to Cleveland and Oakland. First they spoke to Daryl Ruiter, 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, about Johnny Manziel and the Browns. Ruiter thinks TMZ and other media are making too much of Manziel’s behavior. He says Mike Pettine has said he is happy with Manziel on the field and doesn’t want to micro manage his players off the field. Then they flew over to Oakland to speak to Michael Wagman, Silver & Black Illustrated, about their starting QB competition. He discussed the situation with Matt Schaub competing with Derek Carr for starting position. He said all the possible starting QBs with the teams are not looking too great so far but that is just in practice so far.