No day is ever the same for Laura. Currently working as a television presenter for the Herald online and Sky Sports, she is also known for her previous roles on radio, acting and MCing. She doesn’t like cricket, she loves it, and loves one New Zealand Black Cap in particular – her husband Martin Guptill. We caught up with Laura before she went diving with sharks to hear more about her story and future plans.
Can you tell us a little bit about what you do?
I do a lot of things but I suppose you’d describe me mainly as a presenter. I do a little bit of journalism, I do some MC’ing, I do some acting but mainly I’m a presenter.
How would your friends describe you?
Fun, I think they’d describe me as fun more than anything else.
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"I get to do some things that people only dream of"
Talk us through a day of your life.
No day is ever the same for me. For example yesterday I spent all day at a game of cricket and then tomorrow I’m going swimming with sharks and interviewing some sportsmen after, which sounds horrifying but the interview I’m sure will be fine.
Best thing about what you do?
Meeting new people and interacting with new people. No day is the same so that is quite exciting cause you never really know what’s coming up. I get to do some things that people only dream of so I’m very lucky in that regard.
Favourite person you have interviewed to date?
Everyone should visit…
New Zealand, without a doubt.
What is it that you love about cricket?
It’s traditions. It’s stood the test of time. It’s exciting and anything can happen in a game of cricket.
How do you enjoy your days off?
I don’t get many if I was honest but days off I enjoy spending time with family, catching up with what’s been going on with everyone, having a nice glass of wine or a cup of tea or even just going for a walk with mum. That’s what I really like to do.
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Do you have any rituals that help you get through a busy work day?
I like to exercise, that’s important to me. Even if I can just get in a half an hour workout or half an hour run that’s something that I really try to do as a way to wind down as sometimes my job can be a bit “holy moly” so it’s nice to be able to do something like that.
Heels or flats?
Summer or winter?
Three things you would never travel without?
Hand sanitiser, baby wipes and a lip gloss.
And finally, what are you most excited about in life right now?
There’s lots of things to be excited about but I guess I had a tough year last year, I lost some pretty special people to me, so the fact that we’re here is something to be excited about I think. That’s what I’m pretty excited about.
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