Lindsey Leake was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in neighboring Fairfax County, Virginia. Growing up in the media-crazed nation’s capital played a crucial role in fostering her interest in journalism. She was also heavily influenced by her father, a photojournalist who has worked in broadcast journalism for 40 years - including at CNN, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, BET, the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio, Pacifica Network, WJLA-TV and WPFW-FM. As a child, Lindsey loved going to work with her dad; she first sat behind an anchor desk at age 3, and would tag along to press conferences and on trips to Capitol Hill whenever possible. While in school, Lindsey didn't know she'd one day follow in her father's footsteps, but journalism was in her blood and she developed her own love of the news business as she got older.

 Lindsey and her younger sister, Natalie, outside the White House in Washington, circa 1995.

Lindsey and her younger sister, Natalie, outside the White House in Washington, circa 1995.

 Lindsey and her father, Myron, at the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio in Washington, April 2016.

Lindsey and her father, Myron, at the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio in Washington, April 2016.

 Lindsey's father, Myron, videotapes then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., for CNN in Washington, Jan. 2007.

Lindsey's father, Myron, videotapes then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., for CNN in Washington, Jan. 2007.

After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia in 2006, Lindsey began her undergraduate studies at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2008, she was awarded the school’s Edwin F. Ferris Class of 1899 Grant for Summer Internships in Journalism, which allowed her to complete her first editorial internship at Washington Spaces magazine in Vienna, Virginia that summer. During her junior year she coordinated the national distribution of Business Today magazine, the largest student-run publication in the country. In 2010, Lindsey graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Italian with Journalism and a Certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

 Lindsey at a Princeton football game, fall 2006. Go, Tigers!

Lindsey at a Princeton football game, fall 2006. Go, Tigers!

 Lindsey swam competitively for 16 years and coached for several years after college. Here she is pictured competing for the Princeton club swim team, spring 2010.

Lindsey swam competitively for 16 years and coached for several years after college. Here she is pictured competing for the Princeton club swim team, spring 2010.

 Lindsey visits an old friend outside Princeton's Nassau Hall during her fifth reunion, May 2015.

Lindsey visits an old friend outside Princeton's Nassau Hall during her fifth reunion, May 2015.

Lindsey moved back to the D.C. area after college and spent the next two-and-a-half years completing editorial internships at Northern Virginia magazine and Refinery29, and working as a freelance multimedia journalist for Patch.

 Lindsey is a lifelong Washington Redskins fan; she's been wearing burgundy and gold since before she could walk! #HTTR

Lindsey is a lifelong Washington Redskins fan; she's been wearing burgundy and gold since before she could walk! #HTTR

 Lindsey also frequents the Verizon Center to cheer on the Washington Wizards! #dcRising

Lindsey also frequents the Verizon Center to cheer on the Washington Wizards! #dcRising

 On assignment for Northern Virginia magazine, Lindsey chats with Betty White at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, May 2012.

On assignment for Northern Virginia magazine, Lindsey chats with Betty White at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, May 2012.

In December 2012, Lindsey moved to Richmond, Virginia to work full time as the Assistant Editor - Promotions & Special Projects at Virginia Living magazine, the most widely read lifestyle publication in the state. After she completed that temporary position in July 2013, Lindsey decided it was time to break into broadcast journalism. 

Lindsey worked as a Digital Content Producer at WRIC-TV in Richmond from August 2013 to June 2014. While producing multimedia content for WRIC.com, she fell in love with the fast pace of TV news, learned to thrive in breaking news situations, engaged large audiences daily on social media, and embraced the power of digital journalism. 

 Lindsey played for the WRIC-TV softball team in the fall of 2013.

Lindsey played for the WRIC-TV softball team in the fall of 2013.

 Elmo visits the WRIC-TV newsroom, April 2014.

Elmo visits the WRIC-TV newsroom, April 2014.

 Lindsey gets spooked by an anchor zombie on WRIC-TV's "8News at 9," October 2013.

Lindsey gets spooked by an anchor zombie on WRIC-TV's "8News at 9," October 2013.

 Lindsey enjoyed cheering on the Richmond Flying Squirrels during her time in the River City.

Lindsey enjoyed cheering on the Richmond Flying Squirrels during her time in the River City.

In July 2014, Lindsey once again returned to the nation's capital to work as a Web Editor at WJLA-TV and its sister cable station, NewsChannel 8. Both stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest TV broadcasting company in the nation. In May 2015, Lindsey was promoted to National Online News Producer, becoming the first hire on Sinclair's new national digital desk. She now writes, edits and produces multimedia content for 140+ news and entertainment websites in 80+ TV markets across the country, from Seattle to Las Vegas to Baltimore. Lindsey also recently joined the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

 Lindsey with then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, April 2016.

Lindsey with then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, April 2016.

 Lindsey in WJLA-TV's newly renovated studio, September 2015.

Lindsey in WJLA-TV's newly renovated studio, September 2015.

 Lindsey poses with cardboard cutouts of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at WJLA-TV in Arlington, Va., October 2016.

Lindsey poses with cardboard cutouts of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at WJLA-TV in Arlington, Va., October 2016.

In September 2017, Lindsey began part-time graduate studies at the American University School of Communication, pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. She's thrilled to join the Eagle family as she takes the next step toward achieving her academic and professional goals.