Monique Ming Laven co-anchors KIRO 7 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Monique joined KIRO 7 News in June of 2006 and has covered a wide range of stories during her tenure, from the 2009 and 2011 trials of Amanda Knox in Italy to the Oso landslide to the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebrations.
Monique has earned numerous Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press, and National Headliner awards, both as an anchor and a reporter.
Before joining the KIRO 7 team, Monique worked at WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin, and 6News in Lawrence, Kansas.
During her time in the Midwest, she was in key swing states for the presidential elections in 2004 and 2008, she traveled to New York City to cover the September 11 terrorist attacks, and she biked 560 miles in six days from Minneapolis to Chicago reporting on the Heartland AIDS Ride.
Monique has made a practice of living in cities with universities (Kansas Jayhawks, Wisconsin Badgers, Ohio State Buckeyes), but she’s made her home in Seattle, the turf of a Pac-12 rival: she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of California, Berkeley.
Often the highlight of her week comes in the car. She's a volunteer driver for Sound Generations (formerly King County Senior Services), and those seniors share a lot of memories, a lot of laughs, and a lot of wisdom.
Monique lives in Seattle with her husband, Jamie, and their two little monsters, MeiMei and Bubs.
<p>When Samantha looked into their eyes, tears came to hers. She never dreamed she'd be meeting these children in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. That she would look into their beautiful, brown faces, and see the pale skin and blue eyes of another child. Her own. Her heart burst with love and loss. The children in front of her were alive. Her daughter is not. </p>