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Reporter , weathercaster

Leila Jane Feinstein, American Reporter, weathercaster. Avocations: American Sign Language, dance, theatre, traveling F C. Dance teacher West End Cmty. Center, South Providence, Rhode Island, 1991-1993, Booker T. Washington Cmty. Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1995. Fellow Society Professional Journalists, Erie (Pennsylvania) Silent Club.

Background

Feinstein, Leila Jane was born on February 4, 1972 in Cranston, Rhode Island, United States. Daughter of Alan Shawn and Pratarnporn (Chiemwichit) Feinstein.

Education

Bachelor, Brown University, 1993. Master of Arts, New York University, 1994.

Career

Leila joined KTLA full-time in March 2003 after working at the station on and off as a freelance reporter and anchor for two years. She is the co-anchor of the KTLA prime news and has also worked as the weekend sports anchor and weekday news reporter for KTLA prime news. She has received a Los Angeles Press Club Award and a Golden Mike Award for a report on a local quadriplegic surfer and another Golden Mike for the KTLA News special "Access Asia." Before joining KTLA, Leila worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at KRON in San Francisco and BAY-TV in San Francisco and San Jose.

She also worked as a sideline reporter for Fox Sports Net and as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at KCOY in Santa Maria. Leila worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend weather anchor at WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania. Leila began her broadcasting career as an associate producer at CBS while obtaining her Masters degree in broadcast journalism at NYU. She has a Bachelor's degree in political science and theatre/dance from Brown University.

She appears at many KTLA-sponsored and public community events. She also volunteers with deaf children in the community and speaks Thai and French. Her mother Dr. Pratarnporn Feinstein, a psychiatrist and native of Bangkok, Thailand.

Leila is of mixed Jewish and Thai descent.

Achievements

  • Leila won a student Emmy Award for a report on the police abuse of homeless people in New York City while in school and has also received a fellowship from the Society of Professional Journalists. Leila's father Alan Shawn Feinstein is the founder of the Feinstein Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering education and ending hunger.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer (t. V. News story) General Agreement of Tariff and Trades, 1995.

Religion

Leila enjoys spending time with her children as well as swimming, dancing, camping, and yoga.

Membership

Dance teacher West End Community Center, South Providence, Rhode Island, 1991-1993, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1995. Fellow Society Professional Journalists, Erie (Pennsylvania) Silent Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: American Sign Language, dance, theatre, traveling.

Connections

father:
Alan Shawn Feinstein

mother:
Pratarnporn (Chiemwichit) Feinstein