Daniela Leon


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I have lived in Kansas City for most of my life and I am excited to be able to work at a home-based news station.

As a little girl I have always been intrigued by the world of journalism.

While most kids would wake up and watch morning cartoons, I would have the television turned on to local newscasts. This would annoy my two younger brothers Blake and Blaine.

I even went as far as starting a newspaper in my fifth grade class titled Phipps Flash.

My love for journalism led me to attend Kansas State University to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.

While at K-State, I was awarded the COHO Digital Media Full Ride Scholarship along with a National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Kansas Association of Broadcasters scholarship.

I am proud to say that last year I placed 1st in the Hard News category at the 2014 Kansas Association of Broadcasters Awards, and also placed 2nd in the Enterprise News category. Most recently, I was given the Silver Award from the Kansas Press Club Awards. This is only the beginning and I am excited to see what the future holds.

I am also a huge sports fan (Go Cats, Go SKC, Go ManU, Go Angels), movie buff, exercise fanatic, and food enthusiast.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any news stories, questions, or concerns. Email me at: daniela.leon@wibw.com

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