Laura Dotson is an American auctioneer who is best known for being the auctioneer on A&E Network’s Storage Wars.
Laura Dotson Profile Summary
May 13, 1968
Place of Birth
Thousand Oaks, Califonia
Auctioneer and TV personality
$ 5 million
Laura Dotson Biography
Laura Dotson who was born on May 13, 1968, in Thousand Oaks, California, USA, is an American auctioneer who has been in the auctioneering business since 1988. She and her husband, Dan Dotson, run American Auctioneers, a full-service auction company in Riverside, California. She is best known for being the auctioneer on A&E Network’s Storage Wars.
In 1996, Laura met Dan Dotson, who later became her husband. She also became Dan’s business partner and now is co-owner and manager of American Auctioneers. Dan Dotson started American Auctioneers in 1983.
American Auctioneers specializes in auctions of storage units, estates, business inventories, and equipment, plus legal/foreclosure auctions, fundraisers, and appraisals. Dotson averages two auctions a day and it is always six days a week.
Dotson is also the owner of StorageAuctions.net, an internet portal focusing on providing self-storage auction listings throughout the United States and Canada.
In December 2010, both Dotson’s began appearing on A&E’s Storage Wars, a reality series that follows four professional buyers and their teams as they bid on storage units that are in default. Ordinarily, Laura is the ringman and her husband, Dan acts as the auctioneer, but these roles are occasionally reversed (often at her request). Dan’s auction chant on the show utilizes slurred multi-syllabic filler rattled out very quickly, while her auction chant uses more distinct filler words and therefore sounds slower than her husband’s.
Her involvement in Storage Wars has led to her being featured in several news articles including “The Washington Post”, “USA Today” and “TMZ”. In 2015 Examiner.com reported that “Thom Beers came up with the idea for Storage Wars, but said that Dan and Laura Dotson inspired it.
Laura Dotson has appeared in many TV shows and these include:
Storage Wars – 2010 to present
Happening Now – Dan and Laura discuss gold treasure found at auction
Hot in Cleveland – Dan and Laura came in third season episode, titled “Storage Wars”
Fox & Friends – Dan and Laura are guests
Anderson Live – Dan and Laura are guests on the episode along with Jimmy Fallon
The Home and Family Show – Dan and Laura are guests
Laura Dotson Husband
Laura got married to a man called Dan Dotson, whom she met in 1996. They have a son together.