Lara began her storytelling career working in the development trenches of Hollywood and at HBO and NBC News in New York. She honed her skills writing, producing and directing news, half – hour and longform programs for NBC News and specializing in one-hour documentaries for NBC, MSNBC and CNBC.
Credits include: “Portraits of Survival,” a 54-minute documentary special about coming to terms with 9/11 through art which screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, aired on MSNBC and won a Cine Golden Eagle Award.
She also produced episodes of the one-hour programs: “MSNBC Investigates,” “Headliners & Legends” and CNBC’s “In Profile.” With extensive experience interviewing celebrities and newsmakers, her biography programs include Elvis, J. Edgar Hoover, Steve Martin, Demi Moore, JFK Jr., Angie Dickinson, Jane Seymour, Sally Field and Dr. J.
Additional television credits include “The Cutting Room” for Sundance Channel, “Where Are They Now?” and “Before They Were Rock Stars” for VH-1, “What Not to Wear” for BBC America on TLC and Videofashion! for E. She served as the associate producer on “The Hollywood Fashion Machine” for AMC, which won a New York Festivals Silver Award.