BTJA Member Profile

Laura Saltman

Primary Outlet:
Formerly Access Hollywood (NBC)
Website:
http://www.accesshollywood.com
Twitter:
twitter.com/laurasaltman
Biography:
Laura Saltman is a correspondent for AccessHollywood.com and a senior field producer for "Access Hollywood," the daily entertainment newsmagazine in its 17th season of providing the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news. Saltman joined "Access Hollywood" in its first season in 1996 as one of the youngest field producers on the team, writing scripts and producing day-of-air and feature stories for news, fashion, music, film and television. Saltman left .Access Hollywood. in 2002 to work as a producer for NBC's "Today" show, "The Sharon Osbourne Show" (Talent Producer) and "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest"(Special Projects Producer). She returned to "Access Hollywood" in 2004 as a senior field producer and appears on .Access Hollywood.s. weekend one-hour program. Saltman.s love for "American Idol" and behind-the-scenes knowledge of television, has allowed her to expand her duties with the show and its website, hosting on-camera video segments for AccessHollywood.com. Saltman has also been a contributor to MSNBC and CNN's "Showbiz Tonight," where she shares the latest inside information on breaking entertainment news stories. In addition, Saltman has appeared numerous times on E!'s "Chelsea Lately," the late-night comedy talk show that covers celebrities and pop culture. Saltman, who has always had a passion for television, was working in production even before her first job with a major television show. She got a crash course in editing, writing, storytelling and budgeting working on infomercials, which helped her prepare for success in the television industry at the national level. Laura has also made appearances on Drop Dead Diva, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives. She has also co-hosted the Canadian show Six Degrees of TV and currently co-hosts "Young Hollywood Roundup" for Radio Disney. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Saltman attended Ohio State University for two years as a communication major and transferred to Temple University, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Saltman currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son Brenner and step-daughter Taylor