Leigh Munsil

Journalist, writer and editor

Hi, I'm Leigh! I'm a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, covering the 2016 elections. My specialties include running a team of reporters, coordinating coverage and making placement decisions, political reporting and analysis, media ethics, feature writing, breaking news and posting to the web.

I'm passionate about what's next for journalism. The news industry is still finding its footing in a digital world, and we need to find a way to capture readers' attention within a business model that embraces emerging technologies.

With my working years, I want to build something that lasts.

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Political Editor

Managed a team of reporters, coordinating coverage of the 2016 presidential race as well as the White House and Congress.

Traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire, Texas and Arizona to cover the primary cycle, and covered both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions on the ground.


Defense Reporter

Covered the Pentagon and U.S. defense industry through a congressional lens. Reported on companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

The Dallas Morning News

Staff Writer

Covered local news and breaking news for the city desk, as well as feature stories. Reported on the Texas Rangers' first run at the World Series, as well as Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.

The State Press

Editor in Chief

Managed a staff of more than 100 employees and budgeted for an entire newsroom's salaries and expenses.

Planned and executed the coverage, style and design for the daily newspaper serving one of the nation's largest universities.

The Orange County Register

Community Reporter

Reported on local news happenings in San Clemente, California. Focused on issues affecting Orange County, including ocean desalinization, real estate, crime and teen suicide.

The White House


Worked in the Office of Public Liaison during the fall of 2008.

Assisted with outreach to various constituent groups including during the financial crash, did clerical work and gave tours of the Executive Mansion.

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts

Graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in May 2010. Minored in Spanish.

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If you have any questions or if you're interested in working together in the future, shoot me an email! Or a tweet, or a Facebook message. It's 2017, I'm pretty accessible...