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Bio Info: Leslie has lived in the West, Midwest, mid-Atlantic Coast and the South, in cities small (Sumter, SC) and large (Washington, DC), and is happy to settle down in the Charleston metro region.
She first began reporting at the Sumter Item, where she covered local government and Shaw Air Force Base. From there she went to Washington for a Congressional fellowship and then a stint covering Internet issues, before returning to South Carolina as a reporter for the Summerville Journal Scene. After three years covering the town and county she hopped into the world of TV news, working as a producer for Live 5 News in Charleston. TV news was an exhilarating roller-coaster ride, but she found herself pulled back to print journalism when offered the position of managing editor at the Journal Scene.
Leslie oversees the day-to-day coverage of the Journal Scene and writes about crime and anything else that catches her fancy.
Backing her up at home is her husband, a teacher in Charleston County schools, and junior reporter Lucy, who is already showing signs of the extreme nosiness that led her mom to a reporting career.
Job Title: Summerville Journal Scene Managing Editor
Name: Leslie Cantu