Leslie Ovalle

Leslie Ovalle produces the morning newscasts that air during Morning Edition. As a multimedia producer, she also works on visual and digital storytelling. Her interests include immigration, technology and the environment.

Before joining the team, she was a production assistant for NPR’s “All Things Considered” program, where she worked on the weekly “All Tech Considered” segments and produced daily stories.

Leslie also led the “Argentina Project” podcast at the Wilson Center, a non-partisan policy think tank in Washington D.C.

Her journalism career began when she was in college working at Florida International University’s student paper. From there she went on to freelance at the Miami Herald and intern at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and WLRN.

She was awarded a Sunshine State Award for Best News Photo in the student category for her work covering the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in 2018.

Leslie was raised in Miami and was born in Bogota, Colombia.

Over the past two decades, scientists have suggested that deforestation increases the chances that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans.

Nationwide shutdowns to minimize the spread of the new coronavirus have brought many things to a standstill. But one line of work that's often overlooked is busier than ever. 

The coronavirus pandemic and the strain this crisis is having on the job market and the nation’s food supply chain is putting a lot of pressure on local food banks. 

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a new kind of essential worker — those who are stocking the shelves and bagging our groceries.

Updated Tuesday, May 26

Coronavirus test sites are popping up throughout South Florida as the number of cases continues to climb. As of Monday, May 25, the state has confirmed more than 50,000 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. More than half of those cases are in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties. 

Would you leave your job because of a challenging supervisor?

A new survey by international staffing firm Robert Half International says 58 percent of workers in South Florida already have. That’s nine percentage points more than the rest of the nation.