Leila Day

Leila Day

2019 Advisor

Leila Day is between New York and San Francisco reporting and producing for The Stoop and Pineapple Street Media. In the past she’s worked as a senior reporter and editor at KALW public radio. She’s produced content for NPR, AARP, USA TODAY, and various podcasts.
In 2015 Leila was the recipient of the USC Annenberg Reporting on Health Journalism Fellowship, reporting on mental healthcare within black communities. Her work has garnered national and local awards through the Society of Professional Journalists, NorCal, and PRINDI.
Leila has a degree in anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and studied documentary radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Before radio life she spent four years in Havana, Cuba, where she developed a dance intensive program and was a frequent contributor to Cuba’s national newspaper, Juventud Rebelde. You can find some of her reporting advice on NPR’s Training site.