Laurie is an as-yet-unseen intern on The Colbert Report.
She supplies Stephen with tea when his throat is scratchy prior to live satellite interview segments.
Though some liberals and Asians out in the blogosphere are offended by the 'Ching Chong Ding Dong' character Stephen sometimes likes to portray while sipping the tea Laurie brings him, Laurie is not offended. She is actually black, as seen in the Intercepted Satellite Feed video. Stephen might have thought she was Asian as he cannot see race or color (except red, white, and blue).