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Leah Hope Wiki
Leah Hope is an American journalist from Chicago currently working as a reporter for ABC 7 News.
Leah Hope Biography and Career Life
Emmy-winning Leah received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism/Political Science from Syracuse University in New York.
Hope began her broadcasting career as a general assignment reporter at WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland. Previously before joining ABC 7, Hope worked at KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon. At KATU-TV, she anchored weekend evening newscasts and reported during the week. Previously, she held the same positions at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hope’s work covering issues in the African American community has been honored on both national and local levels. In 2003. Hope is a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a Journalism Advisory Board member at Columbia College and belongs to several journalism organizations including Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, American Women in Radio and Television, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Away from her career, she involves herself in community involvement including work in the arts. She is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. Hope’s charitable work took her to Minneapolis on a bicycle to participate in the 2001 Chicago AIDS Ride. She has been involved in several breast cancer awareness campaigns to promote early detection.
Hope joined ABC 7 in 1997. She very much focuses on special investigations and other important stories affecting the lives of Chicagoans. Through her reporting, Hope has won multiple awards.
She won two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for reports on a group of “Lost Boys” attacked by a Chicago gang and changes in the cosmetic industry that reflect the changing face of America.
The NABJ Chicago Chapter awarded Hope the 2003 Russ Ewing Excellence in Journalism Award and recognized her again with the 2004 Excellence in Enterprise Journalism Award for a series of reports on affirmative action.
Hope received an Emmy award for the half-hour primetime special, “9/11/02 The New Homeland.” She contributed to “People, Places, and Things You Should Know: Women in Science and Technology,” which won the 2001 Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television.
Hope has been awarded several Peter Lisagor Awards, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, for stories ranging from breaking news coverage to consumer and business reporting.
Leah Hope Age
Hope holds an American nationality from the fact that she was born and raised in Chicago, information about her age when she celebrates her birthday, birth date, and the place has not been disclosed yet to the public.
Leah Hope Family
‘ABC 7 News’ reporter Leah is known to be very private about her life. Her secretive nature has deprived us of knowing his early life, parents’ identity, and siblings’ details. Less is known about her life although she is known to be the great-granddaughter of John Hope; the first African-American president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. Hope is married to Bryan Smith, a Chicago magazine writer and the couple resides in the Chicago area.
Leah Hope Children
It is not yet disclosed whether Hope and Smith have children.