"It's great to be part of a news organization that focuses on what's important to viewers. At 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, I get to bring Minnesotans the stories that matter most every day."
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Leah joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in June 2004. She has worked as a producer, reporter and now anchors the Midday & afternoon newscasts. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Leah traveled the country to gain experience before coming home to work at KSTP. She got her broadcasting start at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. She also worked at KTVZ-TV in Bend, Oregon and Wausau, Wisconsin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in both Communication and Spanish.
Leah grew up in Minneapolis and attended Minnehaha Academy, where she later served as a member of the board. She is happy to support local education at her alma mater, and other public schools, through charitable organizations. "Minnesota is home," Leah says. "I run into Minnesota nice everywhere I go." She lives in the West Metro. When she's not at work, Leah is often out walking around the Minneapolis Chain of lakes. She and her little girls love spending time outdoors biking, skiing and enjoying all Minnesota has to offer.