Leslie is a WUOT News contributor. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but has been moving steadily south since her college days at Indiana University. She received her master’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington before settling in Knoxville with her husband and three children.
Leslie began working on special projects for the station in 2010 and liked it so much she decided to stay. In her spare time she writes a weekly column for the Knoxville News Sentinel, hikes the Smoky Mountains, and reads nerdy fantasy novels. Anything with a dragon will do. She has large dogs, small cats and medium-sized kids.