Lindsey Leake is a Florida-based USA TODAY Network reporter with more than nine years' experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism. She holds an M.A. in Journalism and Digital Storytelling from American University and a B.A. in Italian with Journalism, as well as a Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication, from Princeton University. Click here to view a .pdf of her resume.
Lindsey thrives on reporting breaking news as much as she enjoys spending weeks on in-depth, investigative coverage. She’s currently combining both loves as an Explanatory Reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers / TCPalm, a division of USA TODAY, in South Florida.
Lindsey was previously the Senior Digital Editor at Circa, a groundbreaking digital news service packaging everything from Senate hearings to planetary science to odd dining trends for millennials. She led Circa’s online publishing team from the brand’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Before that, Lindsey was a National Online News Producer for Sinclair Broadcast Group — the largest TV broadcasting company in the nation — in Washington, D.C. She wrote, edited and produced multimedia content for 140+ news and entertainment websites in 80+ TV markets across the country.
Prior to joining Sinclair’s national digital desk, Lindsey was a Web Editor at WJLA-TV and its sister cable station NewsChannel 8 (now WJLA 24/7 News) in Washington, D.C., and a Digital Content Producer at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia. She authored breaking news stories, rewrote TV packages for the web, managed stations’ social media accounts, and field produced special events.
Before jumping into the intersection of digital and broadcast journalism, Lindsey was the Assistant Editor - Promotions & Special Projects at Virginia Living magazine, and held editorial internships at Northern Virginia and Washington Spaces magazines, as well as Refinery29. During her junior year at Princeton University, she was on the Business Today publishing staff.
Johns Hopkins UNIVERSITY
M.A. Science Writing ‘21
M.A. Journalism and Digital Storytelling ‘19
B.A. Italian with Journalism ‘10
Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Journalist Fellowship Summer School ‘19
THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media ‘19
Mississippi librarians fight back in nationwide effort as White House again proposes nixing federal library funding | May 4, 2019 | American University
Virginia viticulture: Winemaking ripens in the Old Dominion | April 28, 2018 | American University
Satan or psychosis? Mistaking mental illness for demonic possession | Oct. 20, 2017 | American University
Hookers for Hillary: Legal prostitutes in Nevada sing Clinton's praises | Feb. 20, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
Delinquency Is Only Skin Deep | April 2012 | Northern Virginia magazine