JUNE LEFFLER

APPALACHIA HEALTH NEWS REPORTER, 
WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

  • Independently cover all health topics in West Virginia. Produce spots and features for radio and web. Stories air statewide and occasionally on NPR. Edit with Adobe Audition.

  • As interim assistant new director, manage part-time reporters and edit broadcast scripts. Ensure content is coming in for morning and afternoon broadcasts.

  • Produce TV packages and interview segments during legislative session for The Legislature Today.

  • Fill in as producer for West Virginia Morning and local All Things Considered.

Charleston, WV
January 2021 - present

REPORTER, 
KSTK-FM

Wrangell, AK
October 2017 - August 2020

  • Reported and produced spot and feature stories for radio and web. Stories aired locally and statewide through Alaska Public Media. Covered local and regional stories of all beats as the only reporter at KSTK.

  • Created, produced and hosted more than 100 episodes of a weekly, live call-in show called Talk on the Rock. Featured local guests discussing public affairs and personal stories.

  • Shot and edited short, documentary style videos for web. Edited with Adobe Premiere. 

  • Posted all stories online using Wordpress and Facebook.

  • Hosted and operated the studio board for the local newscast of All Things Considered and filled in for Morning Edition.

  • Assisted with fundraising events (pledge drives, parties, trivia nights, raffle sales).

  • Instructed a high school intern on audio reporting and photography. Her work aired locally and statewide.

SUMMER FELLOW, KENTUCKY CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

  • Reported and produced spot and feature stories for radio and web. 

  • Compiled data through public records requests.

Louisville, KY
June 2017 - August 2017

 

EDUCATION

June 2016 - June 2017

MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, IL

 Master of Science in Journalism

August 2008- June 2012

THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, KY

Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in communication

 

AWARDS

BEST NEWS STORY, 1ST PLACE, 2019

"With 12 gray whale deaths in Alaska waters, biologists race to find the cause"

BEST SCIENCE REPORTING, 2ND PLACE, 2019

"With 12 gray whale deaths in Alaska waters, biologists race to find the cause."

BEST REPORTER, FINALIST, 2021

Various stories