Laurel Gregory is Global Edmonton’s Family Matters reporter.
She spearheaded the series after a decade of reporting daily news in all three capitals on the Prairies. Some of her career highlights include covering the Slave Lake wild fires, the Southern Alberta Flood, along with numerous high profile court cases.
In May 2012, Laurel was part of the first Global team to report and mentor journalists in Africa for the Shaw Africa Project.
Laurel graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism Highest Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa. She has been recognized with RDTNA awards for her work in both regional and national categories.
When she isn’t chasing her one-year-old son, Laurel spends her free time trail running, cooking, travelling and trying out new restaurants in Edmonton.
She is also a proud member of Global’s Bust a Move team, which has raised more than $75,000 for breast cancer research in Alberta.
WATCH: Laurel answers a few questions for Global Edmonton viewers, including: what makes you laugh, what items would be in your grocery cart, and what is the best part of living in Edmonton?
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Laurel Gregory, the mother of an almost three-year-old trick-or-treater, describes the dilemma she is facing this Halloween. Continue reading →
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Ann Masten, a professor of Child Development in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, discusses what’s behind resilience and how parents can help build the ability to adapt in their children. Continue reading →
Family Matters producers Laurel Gregory and Christine Meadows describe the outcome of their seven-day smartphone detox. Continue reading →
An Edmonton mother, who admits to being digitally dependent, is giving up her smartphone for one week in exchange for a flip phone. Continue reading →
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