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Laura Okmin          

NFL Sports Broadcaster FOX Sports, Founder of GALvanize & CEO LO Productions

Laura Okmin is a sports broadcaster for FOX Sports, Founder GALvanize, a company for Women in Sports, and CEO LO Productions.

joined the FOX Sports Network in 2002 and has held a myriad of roles there, including sideline reporter /features reporter for the NFL on FOX, the BCS Orange Bowl (2007), BCS Fiesta Bowl (2008, 2009) and MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Show. She also serves as sideline reporter for Westwood One's NFL Thursday night games. Okmin has hosted and reported features for national FSN shows, “It’s All Good,” “Pro Football Preview,” and Totally Football,” where she set up, researched, wrote and reported all features. Okmin’s skills, however, go beyond reporting. In October 2009, she formed a production company, secured funding; executive produced and hosted PROfiles, a 30-minute program that looks inside the lives of NFL players off the field, which aired on FSN. Covering the sports world for almost 20 years, her versatility has lead to numerous opportunities, including publishing a children’s book in 2002, “Mommy Has Cancer” and hosting a show called “Home Field Advantage”, which found despaired youth sports facilities and remade them into “top-notch” facilities for kids in need.

Prior to joining FOX, Okmin was a sideline/features reporter for TNT (2002-2003), where she hosted Thrashers and Braves segments and served as a sideline reporter for the NBA Playoffs. She spent five years at CNN before then as a sports anchor and host for the network’s premier sports shows – “CNN Early Edition” and “CNN Morning News” (1997-2002) – which were simulcast daily on CNN and CNNSI. Okmin’s broadcasting career began as a Sports Reporter/Anchor in Montgomery, AL, Chattanooga, TN and Sports Channel in Chicago, where she traveled with the Chicago Bulls during their championship run and covered the Chicago Bears on a daily basis. While in Chicago, she received the Chicago Midwest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Sports – Single Program Covering Sports.

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