Laurel TV is the City of Laurel, Maryland’s public access cable television station serving the city’s 26,000 residents.  The station airs government meetings and emergency notifications, and also numerous staff-produced programs on health, education, sports, the arts, and neighborhoods.  Laurel TV also airs community event notices.

The motto of Laurel TV is “Turn Your Power On."  It promotes and encourages residents to produce programming about things that matter to them and provides training in various aspects of television production.

Laurel TV can be seen on Comcast 996(HD) or 71(SD); Verizon 12; or watch via Live Streaming here at 


Our Team

Audrey Barnes

Communications Director

Audrey is the Communications Director/Public Information Officer for the City of Laurel and General Manager, with oversight responsibility, for the City's Public Access Television Station, Laurel TV. She’s an Emmy Award winning journalist with more than 30 years of TV news experience as a Reporter and Anchor. Follow Audrey on Twitter @laurelpio and on Facebook. You can also email her at [email protected] 

Joyce Jackson

Assistant Director

Joyce Jackson is the Assistant Director of the Department of Communications.  An Emmy Award winning Sports Journalist, Joyce serves as the head of the Department in the Director’s absence and is the main point of contact with the media and supervises the Passport Office and Front Desk during those times.  Joyce also serves as Media Coordinator for Laurel TV and is responsible for day to day operations, including technical aspects of field and studio productions, programming, and maintaining station equipment. Joyce also manages the station’s volunteer staff.

Edward Thomas

Technical Director

Edward Thomas III has assumed full-time duties as the Technical Director for the Department of Communications.  Ed performs a variety of technical duties for Laurel TV, primarily in the production control room, but also in the studio and in the field; and he will be in charge of maintaining Laurel TV studio and field gear. Contact Ed at [email protected] or by calling 301-725-5300 X 2316.