My Story

Laura Mantel is an award-winning Producer with over 10 years of production experience. She has contributed her expert storytelling skills to a number of television shows including, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The First 48: Missing Persons" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now," as well as the non-profits, "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation," Bono's "ONE" campaign and "The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation." 

In 2017, Laura combined her love of family and knack for storytelling into one purpose: helping individuals preserve their memories through the launch of her company, Hello LO Video.

Laura is a Chicago native who lives in the outlying suburbs with her partner-in-crime Jed and their own LO's Grace and Archer. The family enjoys playing in the park, going to the library, watching movies and making up the most awesome "tag-team" dinner table stories.

Work Samples


Oprah: Where Are They Now

Harpo Productions/OWN


Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals

Endemol/OWN Network


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Long Story Short Media


ONE/1Goal - "Stephen's Story"



Long Story Short Media


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Living Proof Project



Homefront Communications


Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy



Harpo Productions/ABC Network


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