Laura Brache is a local bilingual journalist based in North Carolina. She has worked for newsrooms in the state's three largest markets: Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, Charlotte and most recently, Raleigh-Durham. Her work has appeared on national outlets such as PBS, The GroundTruth Project and NPR.
Brache joined the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media as an adjunct instructor in 2022. Prior to that, she worked part-time at UNC Hussman as a production coordinator from 2020. She led the production of "Believe It, Do It, Earn It," a student-run documentary about the 2019 undefeated UNC Field Hockey championship team selected at the 38th Sports Movies & TV 2020 film festival in Milan, Italy. It won the Opera Prima: Enrica Speroni Award. She worked on the sequel about the COVID-19-enveloped 2020 season, "Earn It The Carolina Way,” also selected in Milan the following year. During that time, Brache also coached students in production for the school’s award-winning student newscast Carolina Week and Sports Xtra, the student sportscast.
A staunch advocate for equity in media, Brache’s most recent work has focused on communities of color, immigration and LGBTQ+ issues as a Report for America corps member. She volunteered as a journalism coach for the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting’s pilot program at Riverside High School in Durham for the 2021-2022 academic year. Her passion for diversity has also led to invitations to speak at panels and conferences about issues facing journalists and audiences of historically marginalized identities, her presentations geared towards students and professionals alike.
Brache is a proud 2017 school alumni and earned her master’s degree in journalism innovation at Syracuse University in the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2020.
While Brache is Boston born and Dominican Republic bred, she'll forever be a Tar Heel.
- M.S., Syracuse University, B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill